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Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition Paperback – Sep 1 2000
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"This is truly revolutionary pedagogy."--Ivan Illich
"An inspiring and inspired document arising out of concrete experience with peasants, urban laborers, and middle class converts to freedom. . . . This book will prompt the reader to reconsider his or her situation in an oppressive society." Christian Century
"Wherever education is explicitly involved in struggles for equity and justice, Freire's ideas and his books, especially Pedagogy of the Oppressed, will live on." Herbert Kohl in The Nation
"[Paulo Freire] radiates the kind of immediateness that only a philosopher engulfed by terrible reality can project." America
"Pedagogy of the Oppressed meets the single criterion of a 'classic': it has outlived his own time and its author's. For any teacher who links education to social change, this is required reading. Freire remains the most important writer on popular education and surely the virtual founder of the perspective known as Critical Pedagogy." Stanley Aronowitz
"This is truly revolutionary pedagogy." Ivan Illich
"Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character." Jonathan Kozol
About the Author
Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.
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Freire's ideas transcend our typical western ideas about pedagogy -- that learners are empty vessels that need to be filled by someone who knows better. Instead, he posits that education/literacy is vital if any group of people are to have a political will and an effective voice in their society. Instead of education being a way to inculturate our children, Freire sees it as a way for all people to transcend their conditions of birth and to have influence in their world. People need to be able to read and write in order to truly have political choice.
This is a powerful piece of writing and should be required reading for all potential teachers. I'm grateful to the professor who introduced it to me.
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I revieved the book very quickly and it was in great condition. The book itself is a hard read, but if you have to read it for a class then I guess you have to do it!Published on Oct. 10 2009 by Sandra Pavlovic
This is one of those books that is so bad you don't forget it, because it is so misguided and pernicious. Freire thoroughly misreads Hegel and doesn't much understand Marx. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by C. Perelli-Minetti
This book is like some kind of Bible to hard-core Lefties, but I think they must never have actually opened it and read what was inside. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by Jazz fan
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