Eventos Académicos, 39 ISCHE. Educación y emancipación

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Colonialism and education: echo of Paulo Freire Voice in Africa
Orlando Daniel Chemane

Última modificación: 2017-07-17


Paulo Freire wrote about education for Africa as a result of his experience of work in that continent. In the decade of 1970 and 1980, the time in which Paulo Freire worked in Africa, the education was focused to complete emancipation of the citizens from secular colonialism that were victims.

The aim of the article is to discuss the Paulo Freire ideas of complete decolonization of Africa through education. We argue that, Paulo Freire from his experience working in African continent, he brought important ideas about decolonization of Africa though education.

In other to achieve our objective we will examine the Paulo Freire works about education in Africa and his experience as consultant in Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde e São Tomé and Príncipe.

From ideas of Paulo Freire is possible to reconstruction the discourse about colonialism: the colonial invasion, capitalism mode of production, the construction of the colonial ideology to better domination, the result of the relationship between colonizer and colonized and the role of education.

In his book Cartas a Guiné-Bissau and in his article, O Povo diz a sua Palavra ou a alfabetização em São Tomé e Príncipe, he, abundantly, attacks the colonialism. He talks about desafricanization, as a process of cultural alienation of people (FREIRE, 2014b), in one hand, in another, he drew a concept which can help to face the colonialism or which help the liberation: reafricanization (FREIRE, 2014b; FREIRE, 2011c).