Paulo Freire Re-invented by H.P.Gerhardt


The “Paulo Freire system” in action: The literacy campaign in Brasília 1963/4



The pilot-campaign in Brasília was the only finished practical experience of the famed “National Plan for Alphabetisation” having been put forward by the reformist government of João Goulart.
Paulo Freire was personally involved in the management of the pilot-campaign where his system and methods were to be employed the first-time on a national scale. This ex-post analysis is able to highlight the political and pedagogical challenges and dilemmas Freire, his then wife Elza, and his team from Recife, encountered in their innovative approach to overcome illiteracy.