Power-Filled Lessons for Leadership Educators from Paulo Freire

This paper is designed to introduce readers to teacher-philosopher-practitioner, Paulo Freire and to illustrate the power of his educational ideals for the task of teaching leadership. Readers will encounter Freire, understand how one’s definition of leadership needs to match one’s approach to teaching leadership, review a proposed Freirean leadership pedagogy, and consider ways this pedagogy has been used in practice. Finally, I will offer a series of recommendations for getting started with these ideas.