In his new book, published by the famous French editor Odile Jacob, José Morais reminds us that reading and writing are not universal abilities, as many adults are still analphabetic and/or illiterate around the globe. He argues that alphabetization must be grounded on scientific evidence, and that parents must take an active part in this project. José Morais also defends a school system aiming at nurturing free thinking and critique, where reading and writing abilities would be universal.
Finally, he appeals for the development of ways for people to grow and for our society to be more democratized.
We met him last year, when he was finalizing his book. Check out his interview.