Alma Flor Ada Paulo Freire collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials pertaining to Alma Flor Ada and her methods of teaching. Included are selected lesson plans, teaching materials, written works by Alma Flor Ada, a selection of papers by three of her students, photographs, misc. ephemera and two VHS tapes of her lectures. Also included are various works and education philosophies of Paulo Freire. Of particular interest is a stick puppet of Paulo Freire that was used as an instructional aide.
- 1989 - 2003
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are primarily in English. Some of Ada's papers and book reviews are in Spanish.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Biographical / Historical
Alma Flor Ada, Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco, devoted her life to advocacy for peace by promoting a pedagogy oriented to personal realization and social justice. A former Radcliffe Scholar at Harvard University and Fulbright Research Scholar, she is an internationally reknowned speaker and the author of numerous children’s books of poetry, narrative, folklore and nonfiction. She is also the author of a book of memoirs, two novels for adults, several professional books for educators and a wealth of educational materials. Alma Flor Ada was awarded the American Education Research Association [AERA] Hispanic Issues Award for Research in Elementary, Secondary and Post-secondary Education and the California Association for Bilingual Education [CABE] Life Long Award.
(information retrieved from http://almaflorada.com/about/ on September, 7, 2010)
12 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 1 long box)
This collection is organized in series by material type.
SERIES 1, CV, Papers and manuscripts
SERIES 2, Teaching materials
SERIES 3, Binders, teaching
SERIES 4, Other faculty publications
SERIES 5, Ephemera
SERIES 6, Photographs
SERIES 7, Media, VHS
SERIES 8, Media, Cassette tapes and slides
SERIES 9, Puppet, Paulo Freire likeness
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alma Flor Ada.
First processed by Lauren Abel in 2012. Subsequent processing by Special Collections and Archives staff include, but are not limited to: Annie Tang. Last updated in November 2022.
The papers were previously titled the "Alma Flor Ada Paulo Freire collection." Collection title was renamed for clarity and DACS-compliance.
- Critical pedagogy. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Education -- Philosophy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Popular education -- Philosophy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sociology of education Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Alma Flor Ada papers
- Part of the Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archive
- Lauren Abel
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