Pedagogy in Process The Letters to Guinea-Bissau

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  • Copyright: 2/25/2016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Pedagogy in Process presents a first-hand account of the most comprehensive attempt yet to put into practice Paulo Freire's theory of education within a real societal setting.

When Guinea Bissau on the West African coast declared independence in 1973 the rate of illiteracy in its adult population was ninety percent. The new government faced the enormous task of educating its citizens. With Freire as collaborator and advisor the government launched a huge grass-roots literacy campaign and this book is Freire's memoir of that campaign. Those familiar with Freire's work will identify his ongoing insistence on the unity between theory and practice, mental and manual work, and past and present experience. This is essential reading for anyone interested Freire's revolutionary ideas on education and the transformative power they hold when applied to society and the classroom.

Author Biography

Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy of Hope, Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Kozol
The Letters to Guinea-Bissau
Final Word

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