The pedagogy of Ernesto Che Guevara
Abstract:This article identifies and describes the major principles and themes that emerge from an analysis of the revolutionary pedagogical practice and ideas of Ernesto Che Guevara. The principles and themes outlined in this article are based on a thematic investigation of the approximately 2000 pages of Guevara's writings, speeches and interviews available in numerous English-translation compilations and full-length books. The analysis also draws on what are considered to be some of the most important biographies and secondary sources on the educational and political thought and practice of Guevara in English and Spanish. The article is organised thematically and in each section that outlines a major theme or principle of Guevara's pedagogy, examples are provided from Guevara's practice that help illustrate the theme or principle. Reverences are made throughout the text to other revolutionary pedagogues and movements that share specific commonalities with Guevara's pedagogy.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of St Thomas, USA
Publication date: March 1, 2009