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[Commlist] Call for Papers - Dossier "100 Years of Paulo Freire"

Wed Feb 17 03:35:42 GMT 2021

Call for Papers - Dossier "100 Years of Paulo Freire"
Comunicação & Educação Scientific Journal Publication for December, vol. 26, n. 2, 2021.eISSN: 2316-9125 Dossier Coordinators Douglas Kellner, Ismar de Oliveira Soares and Pablo Nabarrete Bastos

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In 2021, the centenary of the education philosopher, communication theorist, and public man, Paulo Freire, is being celebrated by thousands of researchers and promoters of a transformative education, all over the world.

For his universally recognized contribution, the scientific journal Comunicação & Educação will publish the Dossier “100 years of Paulo Freire”, a special edition, which should circulate at the end of this year.

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), born in Recife, Pernambuco, is the most cited Brazilian intellectual reference all over the world. His extensive work is marked by a deep commitment to an emancipatory philosophy of the popular strata, through Education.

The Brazilian educator is also a fundamental reference for the theories of communication in Latin America. This influence is recognized by leading researchers in the area, notably in Latin American cultural studies and community, popular and alternative communication. His pedagogy based on practice and dialog has been applied to projects in the countryside and in the city around the world.

Freire continues to inspire and guide the practice of liberating pedagogy in various institutions and social movements, in formal and informal education. His praxis in the communication and education interface became the basis of thought that contributed to the emergence and consolidation of educommunication, as a concept and practice.

In his lifetime, Paulo Freire obtained 29 titles of Doctor Honoris Causa, between 1973 and 1996, in renowned universities in 11 countries (Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, United States of America, England, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland). After his death, he became a central topic of studies and reference for projects by 32 organizations, in countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, identified as "Paulo Freire Institutes".

As of April 13, 2012, under Law No. 12,612, Paulo Freire is recognized as a patron of Brazilian education. However, the figure of Freire is not unanimous, in his own country. Traditionalist sectors try to delegitimize the work of the educator, especially for its impact on the formation of a youth increasingly committed to justice, the defense of the environment and freedom of expression.

For these reasons, Comunicação & Educação considered it fair to give space to specialists from around the world who have something to say about the protagonism of Freiran thought in the transformation of contemporary society, based on an educational project more committed to the reality to be changed.

To lead the preparation of this special issue, professors Douglas Kellner (UCLA, USA), Ismar de Oliveira Soares (ECA-USP, Brazil) and Pablo Nabarrete Bastos (UFF, Brazil) were invited to coordinate the “100 years Dossier” Paulo Freire ".

Thematic axes

For the “100 years of Paulo Freire” Dossier, Comunicação & Educação journal opens this call for articles detailed in one of the following thematic axes:

1- Paulo Freire and his time: socio-historical context

2- Paulo Freire and critical thinking in communication, information and education.

3- The uniqueness of Paulo Freire's books;

4- The uniqueness of the emancipatory literacy;

5- Freire and the Basic Education Movement;

6- Culture circles, liberating cultural action and the concept of social subject;

7- Subordination mechanisms: banking education, culture as an extension;

8- Social movement: Communication and dialogue in the emancipatory transformation;

9- Pilgrim intellectual: contributions to emancipatory education in Latin America and Africa;

10- Experiences in exile: suffering and affirmative action for the emancipation of peoples;

11- Contribution of Paulo Freire to the communication / education interrelation (the field of educommunication)

12- Worldwide recognition: translated works, the institutes that bear his name, international research;

13- Controversies that the work of Paulo Freire raises in the area of Philosophy and Methodology of Education in the view of Brazilian and / or world specialists;

14- Paulo Freire in the 21st century: new media, digital networks and Educational Communication

15- Paulo Freire and the different types of literacy: critical communication and information literacy, media and information literacy, media literacy, digital literacy, technoliteracy, data literacy and information literacy.


I - Only contributions that respect the publication rules (available at: will be evaluated for the Dossier.

II - Specific rules for Dossier “100 years of Paulo Freire:

a) Languages: Articles in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English will be accepted.

b) Characters number: Articles can be between 30 and 45 thousand characters.

c) Authors number: up to four authors will be accepted; at least one of them being a doctor.

d) Article translation: Once accepted, the original in a foreign language will be translated into Portuguese, publishing both versions.

III- Link for submission -

IV - Schedule:

a) Call for papers opening - February 1, 2021

b) Closing of the Call for papers - May 31, 2021.

c) Publication - December 2021, vol. 26, n.2.

V - About this scientific journal:

a)      Promoters of the Comunicação & Educação scientific journal:
Communications and Arts School at University of São Paulo - Communications and Arts Department (ECA-CCA-USP)

b)      Focus and scope -

c)  Physical address: Av. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443, 2. andar. Cep:
CEP 05508-900. University City, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

d) Virtual address -

e) Accessibility policy: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4

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