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Manuscript deadline
31 January 2021

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Educational Philosophy and Theory

Special Issue Editor(s)

Greg William Misiaszek, Editor, Beijing Normal University; Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA
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Lauren Ila Misiaszek, Editor, Beijing Normal University; Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA
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Samson Maekele Tsegay, Assistant Editor, Roehampton University
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Paulo Freire Centennial: Reinventing Freire for 2021

As we celebrate 100 years since Paulo Freire’s birth in September 2021 and fifty years since the initial publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, this special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT) will focus on how Freire’s work continues to reinvent education worldwide and how scholars continue to reinvent his work. We specifically use reinvention because Freire vehemently argued for the “social theoretical recontextualization [of his work] and a rejection of unreflexive, mechanical efforts to ‘import’ his pedagogy into different social and cultural contexts” (Morrow & Torres, 2019, pp. 247-248). Countering fatalistic teaching that reproduces and justifies oppressions, and working towards better futures, Freirean education centers students’ “dream of constant reinvention of the world, the dream of liberation, thus the dream of a less ugly society, one less mean-only dream of human beings' silent adaptation to a reality considered untouchable” (Freire, 2004, p. 85).  In the spirit of reinvention towards social justice and planetary sustainability, we are broadly seeking submissions that depart from current Freirean debates on the following themes:

  • Contributions of Freire’s pedagogical theories and philosophy to contemporary educational reinvention at all levels of formal, nonformal (including social movements), and informal education;
  • Intersections of Freire’s work with previously understudied scholarship, praxis, languages, and/or contexts;
  • Issues of mis-representation of Freire’s work and interventions in re/framing; and
  • Futures of education rooted in Freire’s work for the next 100 years.

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Submission Instructions

In keeping within EPAT’s focus, the manuscripts should demonstrate clear connection to the themes of educational philosophy and theories.


  • September 15, 2020: Abstract of 200-300 words
  • by October 1, 2020: Decisions on abstract
  • January 31, 2021: Submission of manuscript for review
  • March 31, 2021: Reviews completed
  • May 15, 2021: Resubmissions of manuscript for re-review (if needed)
  • July 31, 2021: Final manuscript
  • Late 2021: Publication

How to submit abstract

Email to Greg ([email protected]) and Samson ([email protected])

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