BETWEEN COMINGS AND GOINGS: VICISSITUDES OF THE CASTILHO METHOD IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BRAZIL
Abstract The primary schools among the different brazilian provinces, throughout the XIX century, had their duties influenced by teaching methods that were internationally put on the territory of the pedagogical ideas of the Modernity. One punctual action was the arrival of the Portuguese poet and educator Antônio Feliciano de Castilho (1800-1875) for the presentation of his method to the Brazilian Court. The course lectured by Castilho faced moments of explicit rejection, even causing the cancellation of his course; something that raises several questions: which motives caused the rejection of Castilho’s method and the cancellation of his course on the Brazilian Court? What are his pedagogical perspectives? Who is the professor that, by defending the Jacotot method, established several debates with Castilho?