On-line version ISSN 0718-2376
FUENTES CORTES, Miguel. EDUCACIÓN POPULAR EN LA SOCIEDAD DE ARTESANOS DE LA SERENA: ESCUELA NOCTURNA 1874-1884. Universum [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.1, pp. 42-57. ISSN 0718-2376. doi: 10.4067/S0718-23762009000100004.
Popular education in Chile began to germinate since the revolutionary processes during the decade of 1850, being the illustrated and positivists ideas the ones that showed interests for the people’s instruction. Furthermore, there are efforts on the part of the state, the church, private ones, and autonomous organizations of artisans. This research will be focused particularly in this last institution, specifically the Sociedad de Artesanos de La Serena. The motivation for this study lies mainly in becoming a contribution to the regional history and the scarce researches about the educator’s role in these societies. In this context, our objective is to highlight the educator’s role and the popular characteristic of the Sociedad de Artesanos de La Serena, starting with the analysis of its minutes and the press of the époque, employing as a methodological framework a historical documentary analysis.
Keywords : Popular Education; Sociedad de Artesanos de La Serena; Sociedad de La Igualdad de La Serena (1851); Evening School.