Paulo Freire SIG 159
Paulo Freire SIG 159
SIG Purpose

The purpose of the Paulo Freire Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is to honor Freire's legacy by promoting scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Freirean pedagogy. Also, to promote historical scholarship that looks at the life of Paulo Freire and the context of his ideas and practices. Finally, to act as a catalyst for the creation of new forms of critical pedagogies that build upon the foundation that Freire established.


Message from SIG Chair
Dear Paulo Freire SIG Members,
As the new 2017-2018 Board, we write with Paulo Freire’s words in mind, “being patiently impatient,” as we build from the work undertaken by previous leadership and the membership. We envision the future of the Paulo Freire SIG as oriented toward building community and nurturing social justice projects amidst a political crisis that marks deeper structural and historical issues in our society. Over the next year, we look forward to furthering critical practices, opening spaces of possibility, and connecting with social movements. We hope to embark upon this journey working alongside and in solidarity with each one of you.

In Unity,

Tricia Kress, Chair

Sheila Macrine, Program Chair

Miguel Zavala, Secretary/Treasurer
Venus Evans Winters, Immediate Past Co-Chair
Richard Kahn, Immediate Past Co-Chair

Who We Are
Profile of Paulo Freire SIG 159 Members
SIG Officers


Structure & Government
Key Initiatives