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The Writing in the Construction of Identity: a pratic in young and adult education

Author(s): Roseana Costa Leite | Ana Paula Rossi

Journal: Educação : Teoria e Prática
ISSN 1517-9869

Volume: 19;
Issue: 33;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: young and adult education | research | teaching | self-esteem

This article analyses a Project’s development of young and adult people education, from an academic institution, in a community assisted from the city periphery of Araraquara. Beyond the teacher’s observations, a fact seems very important, the teaching process bring changes in the students quality of life and in the process of building their self-esteem. This fact demanded a revision in the aspects considered in the evaluation process and a new propose of development of the systematic knowledge contends, considering the self biography student’s writing. This work, tried to find out elements of self recognizing, of the personal experience and a self invention. Write their own stories allows them to have access to systematic knowledge and to a different look at the world that made them interpret an find their place in the contemporary reality. The theoreticians formulations include the concept of social resentment, formulated by Maria Rita Kehl (2004), to characterized the lower self-esteem and the political demobilization, and the educational concept of Paulo Freire, that synthetically can be called education for emancipation and liberty. Also was utilized the concept of memory and society, considered by Ecléa Bosi (1994), for the work with literature writing, as a form to remember the memories, that possibility a reconstruction of the relations with the knowledge andthe social imaginary.
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