Paulo Freire on Higher Education

A Dialogue at the National University of Mexico

By Miguel Escobar, Alfredo L. Fernandez, and Gilberto Guevara-Niebla
With Paulo Freire

Subjects: Education
Series: SUNY series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform
Paperback : 9780791418741, 201 pages, July 1994
Hardcover : 9780791418734, 201 pages, July 1994

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Table of contents

List of Participants

by Peter L. McLaren

by Miguel Escobar, Alfredo L. Fernández, and Gilberto Guevara-Niebla

by Carlos Alberto Torres

1. Education and Power

2. Curriculum and Social Reality

3. The Role of the Intellectuals

Afterword: Reclaiming Empowerment and Rethinking the Past
by Colin Lankshear



Dedicated to a transformation of education so that it becomes an instrument of liberation rather than oppression, Freire discusses in unprecedented depth the implications and consequences of his pedagogical theory concerning three main problems faced by contemporary higher education: power and education, curriculum and social reality, and the role of intellectuals. This "dialogue" with Freire enlarges the body of knowledge regarding his thinking about educational emancipation and the role of higher education in encouraging self reliance.