The Global Legacy
Edited By Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley
Foreword: The Understanding of Paulo Freire’s Education: Ethics, Hope, and Human Rights
The Understanding of Paulo Freire’s Education: Ethics, Hope, and Human Rights
ANA MARIA (NITA) ARAÚJO FREIRE
It is an honour being here for the first time in New Zealand, in Oceania, invited by the University of Waikato, to receive this tribute to my husband Paulo Freire for the legacy he left to the world, and to speak about this legacy. It is a joy which I will never forget.
Before I begin, I want to thank the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and the Centre for Global Studies in Education of Waikato University for organising the event and for the invitation. In addition, I would like to thank the support from the Faculty of Education, Waikato University, and Peter Lang Publishing, New York. Furthermore, I want to express nominally my gratitude to Professor Tina Besley and Professor Michael Peters of Waikato University.
I want to thank all of you who have come from different parts of the world to honour my husband. I regret that Donaldo Macedo cannot be with us. He is Paulo’s and my great friend, and undoubtedly an authority when it comes to my husband’s ideas.
MOMENT 1: A LITTLE ABOUT PAULO AND HIS LIFE
My subjectivity as a living partner has never allowed me to escape from the rigorous objectivity of the facts. Speaking of Paulo’s grandeur and integrity, his personal ← xiii | xiv → virtues...
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