A Dialogue with Edicio dela Torre: On Democratization

A Dialogue with Edicio dela Torre: On Democratization

As founder and president of the Education for Life Foundation, Edicio dela Torre synthesizes and applies Paulo Freire’s dialogical and problem-posing approaches, N.F.S. Grundtvig’s folk school, and Filipino psychology and traditions towards grassroots empowerment for social justice, human rights, and environmental protection. A former Catholic priest and political prisoner, dela Torre shares with Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas his broad experiences, insights, and ideas on democratization.

Perfecto Caparas: How did you put into practice Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy in the Philippine context? Why did you choose that path? Will you sum up the works that you have accomplished thus far? How…

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