The Freirean Legacy

Educating for Social Justice

by Judith J. Slater (Volume editor) Steve Fain (Volume editor) Cesar A. Rossatto (Volume editor)
©2002 Textbook XIV, 228 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 209


In this collection of voices, one hears stories and discussions grounded in the ideas of one of the most influential teachers and thinkers of our time. The Freirean Legacy offers the reader an opportunity to consider the work of Paulo Freire in terms of three significant perspectives. Michael Apple, Joe Kincheloe, and Ana Maria Araújo (Nita) Freire are among those who share insights and understandings resulting from firsthand experiences with Freire. The theoretical insights into his work and ideas are brought forth in pieces by Peter McLaren, Judith J. Slater, and others. Finally, this book concludes with interpretations of Freire's teachings as applied to praxis by several authors, including Stephen M. Fain and Cesar A. Rossatto. This anthology will serve the initiate well in getting to know Paulo Freire, while at the same time providing the sophisticated scholar with an opportunity to advance the conversation and continue the dialogue.


XIV, 228
ISBN (Softcover)
theoretical insights interpretations praxis
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. XIV, 228 pp.

Biographical notes

Judith J. Slater (Volume editor) Steve Fain (Volume editor) Cesar A. Rossatto (Volume editor)

The Editors: Judith J. Slater is Associate Professor at Florida International University, Miami, where she is involved with curriculum theory, evaluation, organizational analysis, and women in higher education. She received her Ed.D. in curriculum instruction from the University of Florida. Her books include Anatomy of a Collaboration and Acts of Alignment (with Ana Pasztor; Peter Lang, 2000), and she co-edited Schooling and Public Spaces (with Stephen M. Fain and David Callejo). Stephen M. Fain teaches curriculum history and curriculum theory at Florida International University, Miami. He received his Ed.D. in curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is former president of the American Association for Teaching Curriculum. Professor Fain has published several books, and co-edited Schooling and Public Spaces (with Judith J. Slater and David Callejo.) Cesar A. Rossatto is Assistant Professor of Social Studies in the College of Education at Florida International University, Miami. He received his Ph.D. in social studies education from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Title: The Freirean Legacy