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Revolutionary education

Luis Emilio Recabarren (1876-1924), Chilean educator of the working class

Paulo Freire wrote Pedagogy of the Oppressed during his exile in Chile (1964-1969). He has since acquired worldwide fame as Latin America’s most important educator. While he was in Chile, it is unlikely that Freire would have heard of Luis Emilio Recabarren (LER), although perhaps the name would have been mentioned in passing as the […]

Full Citation Information:
Vetter, M. A. (2021). Revolutionary education: Luis Emilio Recabarren (1876-1924), Chilean educator of the working class. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/revolutionary-education/

María Alicia Vetter

María Alicia Vetter (née Rueda) is an independent researcher and adult educator based in the United States. Originally from Chile, María Alicia got her undergraduate degree from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also worked as a bibliographer for the Chicano Library. She has worked as a community adult educator in the Latino community of Chicago and as a higher education teacher in several colleges and universities in the North American Midwest. She obtained a Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education (EdD) from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2013. She has written and presented extensively in English on the history of the working class in Chile. Two recent publications are The Educational Philosophy of Luis Emilio Recabarren: Pioneering Working-Class Education in Latin America (Routledge, 2021), and a collaborative article in Adult Learning, "Narrating the Immigrant Experience: Three Adult Educators’ Perspectives" (Feb. 2021). At present, she is a Consulting Editor for the Adult Education Quarterly.