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.
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.
12 Linear Feet
(10 boxes, 1 long box)
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