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Paulo Freire

The Global Legacy

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Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley

This collection is the first book devoted to Paulo Freire’s ongoing global legacy to provide an analysis of the continuing relevance and significance of Freire’s work and the impact of his global legacy. The book contains essays by some of the world’s foremost Freire scholars – McLaren, Darder, Roberts, and others – as well as chapters by scholars and activists, including the Maori scholars Graham Hingangaroa Smith and Russell Bishop, who detail their work with the indigenous people of Aotearoa-New Zealand. The book contains a foreword by Nita Freire as well as chapters from scholars around the world including Latin America, Asia, the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. With a challenging introduction from the editors, Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley, this much-awaited addition to the Freire archive is highly recommended reading for all students and scholars interested in Freire, global emancipatory politics, and the question of social justice in education.
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Yasmeen Ali graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 2003. She has a keen interest in working with young people from marginalised groups, acting as an advocate for young people in care as well as gaining qualifications in mentoring young offenders. She currently coordinates the Global Youth Solutions Programme which aims to help young people to take a lead in identifying and actively planning solutions to community issues in countries such as Turkey and Pakistan.

Jon Austin is an Associate Professor and Director of Research at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges at the University of Southern Queensland. His doctorate explored the development of white racial identities and he has published widely in the areas of critical pedagogies, whiteness and identity studies, critical and indigenous research methodologies, and anti-racist education.

Denise Bachega, a psychologist, gained a master’s degree in Psychology at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil. She has a particular interest in research about Paulo Freire’s theories and on the fields of Education and Psychology of Education.

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