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Alternativas (Revista del Centro de Información Producción y Tecnologia Educativa), 12, no. 14 (2001). ISSN 0327-1048. Published by Centro de Información Producción y Tecnologia Educativa, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Pinto 399, B7000GHG - Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This issue addresses themes of communication and education.

  • Graciela M. Carbone, “Enseñanza y medios de comunicación social: El contexto, las practicas y la investigacion” (pp. 15-24). This article “addresses the problem of coexistence between education and the mass media,” focusing on the perspectives of practice, curricular norms, and research results.
  • Sandra Carli, “Comunicación, educación y cultura: Una zona para explorar las transformaciones históricas recientes” (pp. 25-44). Beginning with the evidence of educational speeches, Carli examines the history of the relationship between communication, education, and culture, treating their intersection as a complex space to study educational practice. She then applies the historical conclusions to contemporary educational theory.
  • Eduardo Rivera Porto, “Las problematicas de la educacion a distancia: De la conceptualizacion a la instrumentacion” (pp. 45-56). “This article analyzes the phenomena of distance education and presents a critical review of the main non-traditional conceptual and methodological problems.”
  • Margarita Sgró, “Los interesesrectores del conocimiento según Habermas y la pedagogía Freireana” (pp. 57-75). This article attempts a dialogue between Habermas’s theories in Knowledge and Human Interests and the pedagogical theories of Paulo Freire, paying particular attention to Habermas’s “emancipatory interests of knowledge” and Freire’s “dialogical education.”
  • Eduardo A. Vizer, “Posgrados en ciencias sociales y comunicación. Qué ‘cultura institucional y disciplinaria’ estamos construyendo?” (pp. 77-93). This essays argues the case for creating the conditions for an “intellectually open community,” fostered by graduate programs in the social sciences and communication, “defined by its intellectual function of critical and reflexive objectiveness over society, and also by the values, the capacity and quality of its technical and political methods for social intervention.”

The issue also presents a listing of journals addressing the general theme, published in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Uraguay, and Venezuela (pp. 97-109).