Anísio Teixeira: defending education as a universal right

The objective this article is to look back on Anísio Teixeira's life and work (1900-1971), on the 100th anniversary of his birth, including decisive moments in his biography, his motivations as an educator, different aspects of his appropriation of John Dewey's work, and the usefulness of his conceptions for reflecting on contemporary Brazilian education.

Brazilian education; Brazilian educational thinking; biographies of educators


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