Schooling In Times Of Dystopia: Empowering Education For Juarez Women

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Title

Schooling In Times Of Dystopia: Empowering Education For Juarez Women

Creator

Claudia G. Cervantes Soon

Publisher

Phd, University of Texas, 2011

Date

2011-04-30

Format

Phd Thesis

Identifier

AV/DSR/1#1

Date Accepted

2014-10-31

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Depositor

Diego Salvador Rios

Location

Archive Storage Room

Comments

Described as "the bastard daughter of the Public Education System in Mexico" by its current principal, the Altavista Co-Operative Federal High School was established in 1967 following student demands to continue on from their secondary school studies. After several demonstrations and continuous social disobedience, the Altavista Secondary School was occupied by students & teachers. Amongst those integral to this project were a group of "refugee" educationalists; active members of the Mexican Communist Party who had graduated from the Teacher Training Rural Schools established during the "socialist education" period of Lazaro Cardenas in the 1930s. These teachers, survivors of an armed attack on Madera military base in 1965, remained resolutely committed to these long standing revolutionary principles. Altavista continues to this day to be regarded as an expression of co-operative models of education and has struggled in the face of an often violent political context, to maintain itself as an open and self-organised space.

Number of Items

1

UID

1830

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HS

Collection

Citation

Claudia G. Cervantes Soon, “Schooling In Times Of Dystopia: Empowering Education For Juarez Women,” MayDay Rooms Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://catalogue.maydayrooms.org/items/show/2438.

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