Sérgio Haddad
Paulo Freire Centenary: “The Educator”

To open our series celebrating the centenary of Paulo Freire, one of the greatest Brazilian educators, to be commemorated in September, Eduquê invited Sérgio Haddad, an expert on life and work of the famous educational thinker.

Professor, researcher, social activist, and doctor in History and Philosophy of Education from the University of São Paulo, Haddad published in 2019 the book “O Educador: Um Perfil de Paulo Freire” (Todavia) in which he condenses Freire’s biography regarding its main political and pedagogical achievements.

Listen to the first episode of our special series to learn little-known facts about Paulo Freire’s life, the reasons for a threatening reception expressed by reactionary groups in Brazil and the importance of concepts such as ‘esperançar’ (critical hope) and ‘inédito viável’ (untested feasibility) for education today.