Kirylo, Peter D., Paulo Freire: The Man from Recifi. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.


Peter D. Kirylo


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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Collection of Studies

Narrow Topic

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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