Pedagogy in Process presents a first-hand account of the most
comprehensive attempt yet to put into practice Paulo Freire's
theory of education within a real societal setting. When Guinea
Bissau on the West African coast declared independence in 1973 the
rate of illiteracy in its adult population was ninety percent. The
new government faced the enormous task of educating its citizens.
With Freire as collaborator and advisor the government launched a
huge grass-roots literacy campaign and this book is Freire's memoir
of that campaign. Those familiar with Freire's work will identify
his ongoing insistence on the unity between theory and practice,
mental and manual work, and past and present experience. This is
essential reading for anyone interested Freire's revolutionary
ideas on education and the transformative power they hold when
applied to society and the classroom.