Adult Education and Development
Hinzen, Heribert (Ed)


There is hardly an educator who has more impact on the development of our field of action, adult education, than Paulo Freire. He is one of the most frequently quoted authorities for literacy methods, and countless literacy programmes have been fashioned after his concepts; or at least they claim they have. At the same time he is probably one of the most frequently misunderstood educators, not least because he was never dogmatically fixed on one set of teachings, one programme one method or methodology or one philosophy. Instead, he has always placed his confidence in people and their capacity to think and act for themselves, given confidence in their own opportunities and space to develop them.


  • Publisher: DVV International
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publication Place: Germany
  • Shelfmark: EDU10.6.1