The Pedagogy of Detachment and Decolonial Options

Reflections from a ‘minoritized’ Point of View


  • Cecilia Salinas Oslo Metropolitan University



Decolonial Thinking, schooling, structural racism, Argentina, Norway,


This article deals with a critical perspective on modern schooling based on my own experience as a child and young adult. I illustrate the effects of what I call a pedagogic of detachment and argue for a decolonial option of the modern school system. I will start with my personal history as a minority pupil in Argentina and will also use cases from my experiences as an immigrant in the Norwegian school system and from my ethnographic work among the Mbya-Guaraní in Northern Argentina. 


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How to Cite

Salinas, C. (2020). The Pedagogy of Detachment and Decolonial Options: Reflections from a ‘minoritized’ Point of View. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE), 4(1), 10–25.