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KOHAN, Walter. HOW OLD IS PAULO FREIRE?. Educ. Teoria Prática [online]. 2021, vol.31, n.64, e29.  Epub Dec 03, 2021. ISSN 1981-8106.

The main purpose of this text is to problematize the relationship between childhood and adulthood in educational institutions. For this we considered a lecture by Paulo Freire at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP), on June 2, 1988, entitled “Direitos Humanos e Educação Libertadora”. The text is composed of an introduction, two sections and final considerations. In the section “Uma educação menina em direitos humanos” we offer the main ideas presented in this intervention by the Patron of Brazilian Education and we focus on a reference that helps us think, in a second section entitled “A educação e o tempo da infância: quantas idades cabem numa idade?”, the relationship between education and the time of ages or the different time periods that fit an age. Finally, in the “Considerações finais” we deal with the question that gives the title to the present work: “Quantos anos tem Paulo Freire?” inspired by ideas of the Mozambican poet Mia Couto.

Keywords : Paulo Freire; Time; Age; Childhood; Mia Couto.

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