Kirylo, Peter D., Paulo Freire: The Man from Recifi. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
Explicates Freire's life and work (1921-1997) throughout his pre-exile years, his exile years, and the years following his return to Brazil; summarizes the influence that his own experiences had and that others' thinking had on his conception of critical education and pedagogy; analyzes the various themes found in his writings and his practice of education; presents the views of numerous scholars on Freire's legacy and his use of liberation theology and critical pedagogy; contains lengthy interviews with James A. Cone and with Freire's second wife Nita; opens with a foreword by Donald Macedo and a preface by Shirley Steinberg and concludes with an afterword by Peter McLaren; quotes and exposes the reader to most of Freire's writings and ideas apart from having to read original sources.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study
Collection of Studies
Classics of Curriculum Literature, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics
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