Mariano, A. and Tarlau, R. 2019. The Landless Workers Movement’s itinerant schools: occupying and transforming public education in Brazil. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2019, Vol. 40, NO. 4, 538–559

This article explores how social movement co-governance of public education
offers an alternative to neoliberal educational models. The Brazilian
Landless Workers Movement (MST) is one of the largest social movements
in Latin America. We describe one of the many schools that the MST
co-governs, the Itinerant School Paths of Knowledge (Caminhos do Saber),
located in an occupied encampment in the state of Paraná. We analyze
three of the most unique pedagogical innovations in the school: the

Tarlau, R. 2015. Not-so-public contention: Movement strategies, regimes, and the transformation of public institutions in Brazil. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 20.1: 101-121.

This article examines how political regimes structure the strategies activists can effectively
utilize to transform public institutions. Drawing on Tilly’s concept of “regime space” as a
combination of capacity and democracy, the author analyzes the Brazilian Landless Workers