Paulo Freire's theories in Pedagogy of the Oppressed are major influences on the foundation's pedagogical stance. The foundation recognizes the superiority of a 'dialogic approach to education,' and discredits the traditional authority of the 'banking approach to education.'
Simply, the foundation values dialogue and mutual respect for what all have learned and can teach; rather than the traditional and blind acceptance of one person in authority's knowledge being seen as superior and more valuable than another person's. There is no need for dialogue in the banking approach to education.
Also, like Freire, the FFE acknowledges the importance of ideas like the "Critical Assumption," which is the assumption in Critical Theory (Frankfurt School) which presupposes that class inequality and division are inherent in society's institutions, be they educational or otherwise. Praxis, or corrective action, can then be built on this presupposition.
Education is a Human Right, and the FFE wants very much to help ensure that.