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									The Life and Work of Paulo Freire

           By: Ryan Zaro
                Freire’s Life
• Born September 19, 1921 in Recife, Brazil
• Died of heart failure in Sao Paulo, Brazil on
  May 2, 1997
• Grew up during the Depression
• Studied Law and Philosophy at the
  University of Recife
• Married and had 5 children
        Freire’s Life Continued
• Children influenced his • Became the first
  educational theories      director of the
• Stopped practicing law    University of Recife's
  to help the urban poor    Cultural Extension
• Received Doctorate in     Service
  1959-University of      • Very radical and
  Recife                    eventually exiled
             Life Continued
• In 1969 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard
  University
• Moved to Geneva, Switzerland where he
  assumed the role of special educational
  adviser to the World Congress of Churches.
• He returned to Brazil in 1979
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970)
• Most famous piece of work
• Currently one of the most quoted
  educational texts, especially in Latin
  America, Africa and Asia
• He argues for system of education that
  emphasizes learning as an act of culture and
  freedom
                   Theory
•   “Banking” Education
•   Liberatory Education
•   Conscientization
•   Culture of Silence
•   Praxis
•   Empowerment
             Freire
Video Clip      Song
              References:
• http://www.education.miami.edu/ep/conte
  mporaryed/Paulo_Freire/paulo_freire.html
• http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-freir.htm
• http://nlu.nl.edu/academics/cas/ace/resou
  rces/paulofreire.cfm
• http://nlu.nl.edu/academics/cas/ace/resou
  rces/Documents/FreireIssues.cfm#Glossary

								
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