ERIC Number: ED436428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Paulo Freire's Legacy for Adults Learning Mathematics.
The death of Paulo Freire in May 1997 was a momentous event for educators everywhere, especially adult educators, and a sad one for those who knew and loved him. The author has been thinking and writing about Freire's work for many years, exploring his contribution to a radical politics of adult education. While Freire's work features strongly in debates about education and adult education generally, and about adult literacy in particular, his significance for adult numeracy/mathematics educators has been less discussed. In this paper, the author tries to redress the balance by considering the legacy of Paulo Freire's work for adults learning mathematics--and for teachers of adults learning mathematics, through a brief look at two very different developments in adults' mathematics education, both taking Freire as a starting point: Marilyn Frankenstein's work with adults learning mathematics in the USA and the REFLECT program of development education. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Adults Learning Mathematics Conference (4th, Limerick, Ireland, July 4-6, 1997).