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TITLE

Letters to Cristina : Reflections on My Life and Work

AUTHOR

Paulo Freire

PUBLISHER

Routledge

YEAR

1996

PAGES

259

MEDIA

ORDER

29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

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ANNOTATION

Known for his literacy campaigns in Latin America and Africa Paulo Freire is regarded by many as the most significant educational thinker of the twentieth century. Letters to Cristina offers Freire's own intimate retrospection on his life and work. These reflections, conceived in the form of letters to his niece Cristina, provide a backdrop for a deeper understanding of the experiences - including his difficult exile - that have informed his thinking and teaching. Freire looks back on his childhood and youth, responds to contemporary challenges of his work, and meditates on current educational and political debates. Letters to Cristina represents the culmination of the life work of one of this century's most engaged intellectuals. The book introduces the roots of the critical and reflexive features that would later characterize Freire's work and pedagogical rationale. His Letters are an open invitation to all educators to deepen our convictions for a pedagogy for liberation, and to broaden our conceptions of how we can address ourselves and those with whom we struggle. His words strengthen and revivify our resolve and our humility toward a critical pedagogy grounded in action.

NOTES

NUMBER

90

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