del Pilar O'Cadiz, Maria, Pia Lindquist Wong, and Carlos Alberto Torres, "Creating the Popular Public Schools," pp. 71-105, and "Reorienting the Curriculum: The Interdisciplinary Project," pp. 107-134, in their Education and Democracy: Paulo Freire, Social Movements, and Educational Reform in Sao Paulo. Boulder, CO: Westview PRess, 1998.


Describes the principles and creation of the Popular Public School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, under the direction of Freire as Secretary of Education, 1989-1991; describes three phases of curriculum development employed in the Interdisciplinary Project, the centerpiece of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies, Teaching/Learning Process, Curriculum and Politics


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