We Make the Road by Walking

Conversations on Education and Social Change

Hardcover, 256 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 1991 by Temple Univ Pr.


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5 stars (1 review)

2 editions

Beautiful dialogue between two heroes of experiential education and critical pedagogy

5 stars

This is at least my second reading of this book and I still love it. I see new things in it each time. This time, I see how much Paulo Freire prompted Myles Horton with questions about his work. According to the introduction, Freire wanted to introduce Horton to thinkers in Latin America. And Horton wanted to do the same with Freire, but either the editors were siding with Freire's prompting or he did more to ask the questions, because I do feel like Horton is a bit more primary in terms of representation in this dialogue. As always before, I find Horton's starting every response with a story and sticking to stories is so compelling and so clear that he lived what he practiced. I don't know that a reader walks away getting any clear sense of what Freire or Horton were up to in specifics from this book, …


  • Sociology
  • Social Change
  • Education
  • United States
  • Social aspects
  • 1921-
  • Freire, Paulo
  • Horton, Myles
  • Views on social action
  • Adult Education
  • Freire, Paulo,
  • Philosophy