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Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy Conference

 Paulo headshot

26-28 November 2012

Paulo Freire wrote Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) as an argument for a system of education that emphasizes learning as an act of culture and freedom. The conference was a celebration of his work.

This conference program (see below) included presentations from experienced and new researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from all around the world who have engaged with Freire's work in the broad themes of Globalisation, De-colonisation, Indigenous cultures and Cultural studies.

Freire Conference Poster 

International keynote speakers included Dr. Ana Maria Araújo Freire, Paulo Freire's widow, whose research focusses on the problem of illiteracy in Brazil. Peter McLaren, Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Educational leadership at Loyola Marymount University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. New Zealand keynote speakers are: Linda Tuhiwai Smith, (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou), Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Waikato, Peter Roberts, Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury, Russell Bishop, (Tainui, Ngāti Pukeko, Scottish and Irish heritage) Professor for Māori Education and former Director, Te Kotahitanga Research Unit, University of Waikato, and Graham Hingangaroa Smith, (Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu and Ngāti Porou) Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor/CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatane, New Zealand. 

The resulting conference publication,  Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy. Edited by M. A. Peters & T. Besley, T.  and published by Peter Lang will be released early in 2015. To see a preview of the contents page click here

For the program and abstracts, please see: Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy.

For videos of keynote addresses including Professor Peter Roberts, Professor Russell Bishop, Dr Antonia Darder and Professor Graham Smith, please click here

Further information on the website here.