This is a special issue of CONCEPT journal celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. We regard the Special Issue as a fitting tribute from a range of distinctive voices to perhaps one of the most distinctive, compelling and (still) contemporary voices in popular education. 

Editorial: Mel Aitken and Mae Shaw

Why Freire still matters: Jim Crowther and Ian Martin

Reclaiming the radical: Paulo Freire in neoliberal times: Margaret Ledwith

A Northeastern Brazilian: Memories of Paulo Freire: Budd L Hall

The road not taken: The road still open: Colin (with Gerri) Kirkwood

What Freire means to me: Lyn Tett, Louise Sherida and Christina McMellon

Pedagogy of the oppressed and the power of big words: Nicky Bolland and John Player, CAMINA

Pedagogy of courage: For a spiritual materialist praxis of humanisation in critical pedagogy: Joel Lazarus

Freire at the ceilidh! Community dance as a training for dialogue: Stan Reeves

Why Gramsci offers us a framework for understanding the work of Freire: And why their work is crucial at this time.: Keith Popple

In solidarity: international reflections

  • Freire at the University - Emilio Lucio-Villegas
  • Reflections on popular education in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean - Viviana Cruz McDougall
  • Celebrating Freire: A message of solidarity from South Africa - Astrid von Kotze

Review: The student guide to Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Antonia Darder, (2018): Bill Johnston

Published: 05-Dec-2018

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