• It is impossible to talk of respect for students for the dignity that is in the process of coming to be, for the identities that are in the process of construction, without taking into consideration the conditions in which they are living and the importance of the knowledge derived from life experience, which they bring with them to school. I can in no way underestimate such knowledge. Or what is worse, ridicule it.

    Paulo Freire (1998). “Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage”, p.62, Rowman & Littlefield