Paulo Reglus Neves Freire (September 19, 1921 – May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy.
Paulo Freire contributed a philosophy of education that came not only from the more classical approaches stemming from Plato, but also from modern Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers. In fact, in many ways his Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) may be best read as an extension of, or reply to, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth (1961), which emphasized the need to provide native populations with an education which was simultaneously new and modern (rather than traditional) and anti-colonial (not simply an extension of the culture of the colonizer). In Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970), Freire, reprising the oppressors-oppressed distinction, differentiates between the two positions in an unjust society, the oppressor and the oppressed.
Paulo Freire Education Tag day in celebration of starting to read “Daring to Dream: Toward a Pedagogy of the Unfinsihed” Writing by Paulo Freire and Organized and presented by Ana Maria Araujo Freire