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Mentoring the Mentor: A Critical Dialogue with Paulo Freire (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education, Vol 60)
Paperback, 334 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Peter Lang Publ. Inc
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I approached this book with an openness to see how various practitioners of Freirean ideas actually implement those ideas, for as Freire insisted he did not give us a method, but a philosophy of pedagogy, which he articulates very clearly where he responds to the essays in the book. As I read the essays I encountered a great uneasiness because at times in some cases it was difficult to see where Freire was being engaged, as opposed to the authors just sharing their expeirences. That being said t ...more
The Brazilian educator Paulo Freire is among most the influential educational thinkers of the late 20th century. Born in Recife, Brazil, on September 19, 1921, Freire died of heart failure in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 2, 1997. After a brief career as a lawyer, he taught Portuguese in secondary schools from 1941-1947. He subsequently became active in adult education and workers' training, and became ...moreMore about Paulo Freire...