Our next book club reading: We Make the Road by Walking

by VanessaVaile

A very timely next selection for Bryan’s reading group — plus a indispensible entry for the What now? collection — tag for social justice and learning. Join us.

Bryan Alexander

As our book club finishes up its most recent science fiction reading, we are getting ready for our next title.  And this time we will switch away from sf, and towards education.  Not just education, in fact, but a work about the connections between learning, teaching, and social justice.

We Make the Road by Walking Conversations on Education and Social Change Search the full text of this book Search Myles Horton and Paulo Freire, edited by Brenda Bell, John Gaventa and John PetersThe book is We Make the Road by Walking (Temple Press, Goodreads, Amazon).  The full title is, actually, We Make the Road by Walking:  Conversations on Education and Social Change.  Authors are Myles Horton and Paulo Freire; editors include Brenda Bell, John Gaventa and John Peters.

The text is a discussion between two of the 20th century’s great educational thinkers and practitioners.  Freire might be best known outside of his native Brazil for his classic Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968), Horton for creating the Highlander Folk School (est. 1932) in American Appalachia.

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