Education for freedom: CLADE launches document about emancipatory education

May 21, 2019

To share our reflections on some of the axis that, from CLADE's perspective, support a transformative and liberating education for Latin America and the Caribbean, we launched the document "Educating for freedom: for an emancpatory education that guarantees rights"

Download the document (in Spanish) “Educating for freedom: For an emancipatory education that guarantees rights”

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The publication, launched in the context of the initiative “Education for freedom”, brings together reflections and debates gathered by the CLADE network on this subject, addressing the right to education from an integral and holistic perspective, in its connection with: freedom, social transformation, decolonization, democracy, gender equality, communication and technologies, arts and culture, affection and care, as well as bodies and territories.

It’s reflections offer ways for an emancipatory education that contributes to the formation of societies free from all oppression, and also to transform the lives of children, adolescents, young people and adults through reflection, dialogue, critical thinking, and the skills to question, discern, imagine and act towards other possible worlds.

“Education should contribute to people being in tune with their time and space, knowing their territory, context, history and cultural diversity. Therefore, spaces and processes of informal, non-formal and formal education must be related, promoting culture and knowledge, research, education and extension, contributing to economic, social and environmental justice”, the publication points out.


The document was launched on May 21st. with a virtual dialogue, with the participation of Luna Contreras, popular educator and director of the Democracy and Global Transformation Program (PDTG) Tejiendo Saberes Perú; Martín Ferrari, an Argentine popular educator and one of the directors of the documentary “Education in movement” (Educación en Movimiento), and María Cianci, Education and Research coordinator of ALER. The dialogue was moderated by Rosa Zúñiga, general secretary of CEAAL.

If you couldn’t participate in the event, below you have the recording of the dialogue (In Spanish):