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Decolonial pedagogies walking and asking. Notes to Paulo Freire from AbyaYala

Decolonial pedagogies walking and asking. Notes to Paulo Freire from AbyaYala INT. J. OF LIFELONG EDUCATION, 2015 VOL. 34, NO. 1, 9–21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2014.991522 Decolonial pedagogies walking and asking. Notes to Paulo Freire from AbyaYala CATHERINE E. WALSH Universidad Andina Simo´n Bolı´var, Ecuador In order to know and walk, one must ask. -Subcomandante Marcos and Viejo Antonio 1. As way of introduction Pedagogy—critical, political, insurgent, decolonizing, transformative pedagogy— has long been a defining force of my praxis as a militant intellectual, activist and educator. It is hard to say exactly when and where all this began. Was it in my early years of revolutionary activism, in my beginning years as a radical teacher in alternative schools, in the work with collectives struggling for racial, social, cultural and linguistic justice, in the experiences of popular education, or in other political moments and in all of this together combined? Certainly central was the time in the 1980s spent alongside Paulo Freire. Through an agreement made with Harvard University where Paulo, still in exile, had been invited for a three-year period, we were able to negotiate Paulo’s pres- ence for a semester a year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I was at the time. Over this period, I had the privilege of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Lifelong Education Taylor & Francis

Decolonial pedagogies walking and asking. Notes to Paulo Freire from AbyaYala

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INT. J. OF LIFELONG EDUCATION, 2015 VOL. 34, NO. 1, 9–21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2014.991522 Decolonial pedagogies walking and asking. Notes to Paulo Freire from AbyaYala CATHERINE E. WALSH Universidad Andina Simo´n Bolı´var, Ecuador In order to know and walk, one must ask. -Subcomandante Marcos and Viejo Antonio 1. As way of introduction Pedagogy—critical, political, insurgent, decolonizing, transformative pedagogy— has long been a defining force of my praxis as a militant intellectual, activist and educator. It is hard to say exactly when and where all this began. Was it in my early years of revolutionary activism, in my beginning years as a radical teacher in alternative schools, in the work with collectives struggling for racial, social, cultural and linguistic justice, in the experiences of popular education, or in other political moments and in all of this together combined? Certainly central was the time in the 1980s spent alongside Paulo Freire. Through an agreement made with Harvard University where Paulo, still in exile, had been invited for a three-year period, we were able to negotiate Paulo’s pres- ence for a semester a year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I was at the time. Over this period, I had the privilege of

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Published: Jan 2, 2015

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