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An excelent introduction to the importance of dialogue for philosophy, personal growth, personal and social transformation and education in general. Building off and revaluating the previous work of, as well as the lives of both Freire and Antonion Faundez, this little book akso offers a great meditation on the intersections of exile and knowledge.
This is a "talking book" (i.e. a transcripted conversation) between two Brazilian community educators, Antonio Faundez and Paulo Freire. They discuss thir work in the Portugese speaking countries of Africa (Guinea-Bissau, Mazambique, angola) and their attempts to apply they principles of empowerment through literacy that was their trademark. While there are a number of "nuggets" in this book, wihtout a clear understanding of the larger context of their work, it is a bit hard to follow.
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...