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GUILLEN, Cristina Irma. Los rituales escolares en la escuela pública polimodal Argentina. Avá [online]. 2008, n.12, pp. 137-156. ISSN 1851-1694.

This article tries to find some answers to the following questions: How do pre-established rituals in public education maintain and perpetuate themselves? Which reasons have teachers to maintain them? In order to investigate this issue, I analyze the concepts of rituals, routines, symbolism, and beliefs. Then I review the historical context of these practises. The results I present have been obtained from my experience in two schools in Mar del Plata, Argentina. I think that these series of pre-established patriotic rites perpetrate a system of obedience, discipline and command. These rituals are also associated to certain scholar discourse that reinforces the Official History and its ideological intentions.

Palabras clave : Patriotic Rites; Motivation; Official account; Repression; Orientating Fictions.

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