Michele McConnell co-writes chapter in book on Paulo Freire

Michele McConnell, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, contributed a chapter to the book Paulo Freire and Multilingual Education: Theoretical Approaches, Methodologies, and Empirical Analyses in Language and Literacy. McConnell and collaborator Kelly Metz-Matthews wrote “Critical Educulturalism in the Borderlands: Exploring Social Positionality and the Dialogic Processes of Culture Circles.” From the book description: “This collection celebrates the work of Paulo Freire by assembling transnational perspectives on Freirean-based educational models that reconsider and reimagine language and literacy instruction, especially for multilingual learners.” Paulo Freire was a Brazilian educator who dedicated his professional life to working with, and advocating for, those who lived at the margins of society. His Pedagogy of the Oppressed is a foundational text in critical pedagogy.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations