The Searchers: Gramsci, Freire and Williams’ Contributions to Popular Education

Author: Emilio Lucio-Villegas


Connections between education and Social Justice are very present in the long tradition of Popular Education. In this line, the three authors selected – coming from diverse backgrounds – have tried to find answers to questions such as: how can we transform this society into a more human and less exploitative one? How can we change charity for social justice? Gramsci was a politician and theorist who was imprisoned for a long period of his life. Raymond Williams was an adult educator and university teacher, very well known as a novelist and Professor of Modern Drama. Paulo Freire is considered to be the most important representative of Popular Education. The article’s aim is not to present a comparative study between Gramsci, Freire and Williams, but rather to stress their contributions to an educational approach connected to social justice seeking for an education for all. In the conclusion I will try to establish connections between the searchers and Popular Education. Some final notes about this matter will be presented.

Keywords: Culture, Educator, Popular Education


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