The Educational Theory of Paulo FreireHe is best known for his influential work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed , which is generally considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement. Freire was born on September 19, to a middle-class family in Recife , Pernambuco , Brazil. He became familiar with poverty and hunger from an early age, during the Great Depression. His father died on October 31, During his childhood and adolescence at school , Freire ended up four grades behind, and his social life revolved around playing pick-up football with other poor children, from whom he states to have learned a great deal.
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