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Paulo Freire

Brazilian educator and philosopher

1921   -   1997

country of citizenship: Brazil
native language: Portuguese
languages spoken, written or signed: Portuguese
educated at: Faculdade de Direito do Recife
occupation: teacher, writer, poet lawyer, economist, philosopher
award received: honorary doctor of the University of Madrid Complutense, Ordem do Mérito Cultural, honorary doctor of the University of Brasília, UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire (19 September 1921 – 2 May 1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. He is best known for his influential work Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which is generally considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement, and was the third most cited book in the social sciences as of 2016 according to Google Scholar.
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