First Conference

First International Conference on Education, Labor, and Emancipation

The Freirean Legacy: Educating for Social Justice

October 26-27, 2000, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

The College of Education, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for Labor Research & Studies, and Asian Studies at Florida International University are pleased to announce a unique participative opportunity for the community. Scholars and distinguished speakers in the fields of education, social justice, critical pedagogy, Latin American labor relations, global comparative studies and Asian studies will be brought together in an interactive forum. Participants will present their own genuine perspective and theories on the limits and possibilities for liberation of policy and practice.

Internationally known participants include:

Ana Maria (Nita) Freire, liberation pedagogist, who extends the work of her husband, the late Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Nita Freire is an author in her own right having writtenLiteracy in Brazil. She has presented internationally at conferences and as guest speaker on such themes as educational reform and social justice and emancipation.

Peter McLaren, Professor, University of California at Los Angeles(UCLA), is an educator and social activist, author and editor of over thirty books, which include Life in Schools, Critical Pedagogy,Predatory Culture, and Revolutionary Multiculturalism.

Joe. L. Kincheloe, Professor, CUNY-Brooklyn College and The Pennsylvania State University, new works include Contextualizing Teaching with Patrick Slattery and Shirley Steinberg, and Measured Lies, the Bell Curve Examined and White Reign, Deploying Whiteness in America with Shirley Steinberg.

Shirley Steinberg, is at Adelphi University is co-author ofContextualizing Teaching, Measured Lies, and White Reign, and the author of Multicultural Conversations, and has established herself as a leading editor of educational texts dealing with such questions as multiculturalism and social justice.

Theodore R. Young, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Director of Academic Programs, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University. Current publications include O Questionamento da História em O Tempo e o Vento de Erico Verissimo. Lajeado:Editora da UNIVATES, and A Twice-Told Tale: Reinventing the Old World- New World Encounter in Latin American Literature and Film.

Conference Publications:

The Freirean Legacy: Educating for Social Justice
Editors Judith J. Slater, Stephen M. Fain, Cesar A. Rossatto

In this collection of voices, one hears stories and discussions grounded in the ideas of one of the most influential teachers and thinkers of our time.The Freirean Legacy offers the reader an opportunity to consider the work of Paulo Freire in terms of three significant perspectives. Michael Apple, Joe Kincheloe, and Ana Maria Araújo (Nita) Freire are among those who share insights and understandings resulting from the firsthand experiences with Freire. The theoretical insights into his work and ideas are brought forth in pieces by Peter McLaren, Judith Slater, and others. Finally, this book concludes with interpretations of Freire’s teachings as applied to praxis by several authors, including Stephen M. Fain and Cesar A. Rossatto. This anthology will serve the initiate well in getting to know Paulo Freire, while at the same time providing the sophisticated scholar with an opportunity to advance the conversationand continue the dialogue.

Judith J. Slater is Associate Professor at Florida International University, Miami, where she is involved with curriculum theory, evaluation, organizational analysis, and women in higher education. She recevied her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Florida. Her books include Anatomy of a Collaboration, and Acts of Alignment (with Ana Pasztor; Peter Lang, 2000), and she co-edited Schooling and Public Spaces (with Stephen M. Fain and David Callejo.)

Stephen M. Fain teaches curriculum history and curriculum theory at Florida International University, Miami. He received his Ed. D. in curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the former president of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. Professor Fain has published several books and co-edited Schooling and Public Spaces (with Judith J. Slater and David Callejo.)

Cesar A. Rossatto is Assistant Professor of Social Studies in the College of Education at Florida International University, Miami. He received his Ph.D. in social studies education from the University of California, Los Angeles