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    This paper aims at discussing the need and the process of the Concept of Educational Management in São Paulo Brazil. More specifically, it discusses an
    approach to school management from a Vygotskian tradition (1934), which implies
    that the production of shared meanings and motives is an essential aspect for the
    development of a creative-collaborative possibility for transforming schools. As
    theoretical background there are two main points that are basis for the discussion on need and concept formation in order to deepen the educational management discussion. Social-Historical-Cultural Activity Theory (Vygotsky, 1934/2001 Leontiev,
    1979; Engeström 1987 and 1999) and Concept Formation (Engeström, 2001 and
    2012). Methodological procedures involve description of network of activities (Engeström, 1990) for school management and preparation for the joint integration of these activities and the analysis of the discussions involving concept formation. Main
    findings and contributions are related to construction of collective meanings for the
    concept of management. To conclude, the expected result of this paper is mainly
    related to need investigation through interviews, documents and meetings in which
    the participants discuss their roles as manager-educators and the concept of educational management closer to school demands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown host publication
    Number of pages3
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
    EventEARLI Biennal Conference - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 27 Aug 201331 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 15

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences
    • Activity theory
    • Concept Formation
    • Educational Management

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