Praise for Lorenzo Milani, The School of Barbiana and the Struggle for Social Justice
LORENZO MILANI, THE SCHOOL OF BARBIANA and the STRUGGLE for SOCIAL JUSTICE
“This cleverly written and sensible book reveals the soul of Lorenzo Milani as manifest throughout his life and action. During the past 46 years, we have seldom had occasion to read such a good and exhaustive summary of the concepts and facts that lie at the heart of Lorenzo Milani’s life and human experience. Hic est aut nusquam quod quaerimus.”
The ‘evergreen’ pupils of Don L. Milani, Don Milani & Barbiana School, Training & Research Center, Vicchio-Florence
“This rare contribution to the literature bears witness to the reasons educators around the globe must work to formidably rethink critical traditions derived primarily from North American theories of schooling. Through skillfully engaging the revolutionary force of Italian educator Lorenzo Milani’s pedagogy and the passion of Lettera a una Professoressa, Federico Batini, Peter Mayo, and Alessio Surian move us brilliantly toward an international vision of critical pedagogy— a humanizing vision firmly anchored upon the everyday lives of those who most suffer the ravages of capitalism’s discontent.”
Antonia Darder, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles; author of Culture and Power in the Classroom and Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love
“The pedagogical work of Lorenzo Milani is original, inspirational, and relevant for today’s realities. A radical democratic educator, he used collective writing as critical literacy production with his young students. His ideas and practices certainly deserve...
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