Pedagogy in Process: The Letters to Guinea-Bissau

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by Paulo Freire

Bloomsbury Academic

7/29/2021, paperback

SKU: 9781350190290


Pedagogy in Process presents a first-hand account of the most comprehensive attempt yet to put into practice Paulo Freire's theory of education within a real societal setting.

When Guinea Bissau on the West African coast declared independence in 1973 the rate of illiteracy in its adult population was ninety percent. The new government faced the enormous task of educating its citizens. With Freire as collaborator and advisor, the government launched a huge grass-roots literacy campaign and this book is Freire's memoir of that campaign.

Those familiar with Freire's work will identify his ongoing insistence on the unity between theory and practice, mental and manual work, and past and present experience. This is essential reading for anyone interested Freire's revolutionary ideas on education and the transformative power they hold when applied to society and the classroom. This edition includes a substantive introduction by Michael Apple who is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

About the Author:

Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed, as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process, Pedagogy of Hope and Pedagogy of the Heart .