International Education and Critical Pedagogy: The MAIPR Idea

  • Janelle ReineltEmail author


The chapter begins with a personal reflection on the founding of MAIPR – the initial ideas the author had for it and the relation to her own experiences in 1960s California when she first read the work of Paolo Freire. Reinelt then moves on to possible models for an appropriate pedagogy for the course, and compares and contrasts the insights of Raymond Williams about his experiences with adult education, Paolo Freire’s work in Brazil with workers and the poor, and Jacques Rancière’s discovery of Joseph Jacotot, a nineteenth-century teacher, and his subsequent ideas about equality and education in The Ignorant Schoolmaster. The topics discussed include the construction of ‘knowledge’, the teacher–pupil relationship, the proper goals of education and the question of the relationship between education and political struggle. In addition to Rancière’s text, Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Williams’s collected writings on education, Border Country: Raymond Williams in Adult Education, are compared and contrasted.


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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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