Influential Thinkers

Paulo Freire


Perhaps the most influential thinker about education in the late twentieth century, Paulo Freire has been particularly popular with informal educators with his emphasis on dialogue and his concern for the oppressed.

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Paulo Freire on Infed Search click here

Paulo Freire on Wikipedia click here

On Paulo Freire’s Philosophy of Praxis and the Foundations of Liberation Education click here


John Holt


John Holt is a progressive thinker on education, who brought about a paradigm shift on the way we perceive education and its role in our life. He is known for a range of books that argued that the current method of classroom education stifles growth and creative thinking.

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John Holt visit his website, click here

John Holt on Wikipedia, click here

‘A Conversation with John Holt’ click here


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