This title offers a coherent account of Freire's educational thought, including coverage of the reception and influence of his work and its relevance today. Paulo Freire is indisputably a major thinker in education. Daniel Schugurensky's volume offers the most coherent account of Freire's educational thought. This work is divided into: intellectual biography; critical exposition of Freire's work; the reception and influence of Freire's work; and, the relevance of the work today. This is a major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation.
'Daniel Schugurensky has written the most comprehensive book on Freire's work in the English-speaking world. With a penchant for detail, analysis and comparison, Schugurensky's book will be an extraordinary resource in courses of social foundations of education, curriculum and instruction and the politics of education. Unlike other books on the subject, here the voice and experience of Freire comes loud and clear. Yet Schugurensky produces a framework for analysis that will be helpful to the novice reader, while challenging the expert on the topics. This is a must-to-read book in the subject.' Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor and Head of the Division of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, and Director of Paulo Freire Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
'This review of Freire's work and its international reception is one of the most accurate one can hope to come across. It is extremely impressive with regard to its breath of coverage and is very detailed. This should be a vademaecum for anyone concentrating on Freire's large oeuvre. It derives from an expert hand, the hand of a person who is well steeped in Latin American and critical pedagogical politics and who has studied Freire's works and that of other writers thoroughly. Bravo Daniel! It will be a major source of reference.' Peter Mayo, Head of the Department of Education Studies, University of Malta
'This book, in line with the author's curious and attentive attitude, provides an excellent panorama of the life and work of Paulo Freire. Daniel Schugurensky accomplishes the difficult task of balancing a general view of Freire with precious details about his biography, intellectual journey and reception around the world. It is a kind of an updated of state of the art on the subject, and, in this sense, it will stand out among the books on Freire as a primary reference.' Danilo R. Streck, Professor at the Graduate School of Education Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
1. Intellectual biography; 2. Critical exposition of the thinker's work; 3, The reception and influence of the work; 4. The relevance of the work today; Bibliography; Index.
Series: Continuum Library of Educational Thought (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th July 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1