The Paulo Freire Reader
These readings have been chosen by Ana Maria Araujo Freire and Donaldo Macedo, who also provide a cogent introduction to the life and times: -- From Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Fear of Freedom, The "Banking" Concept of Education-- From...
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These readings have been chosen by Ana Maria Araujo Freire and Donaldo Macedo, who also provide a cogent introduction to the life and times: -- From Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Fear of Freedom, The "Banking" Concept of Education-- From Education for Critical Consciousness, Education and Conscientizacao-- From Pedagogy in Process, the introduction-- A dialogue between Freire and Macedo, Literacy in Guinea-Bissau Revisited-- Selections from Learning to Question-- From Pedagogy of the City, The Challenges of Urban Education-- From Pedagogy of Hope, A Further "Reading of the World"-- Selections from Pedagogy of the Heart
The essential Freire: his most trenchant writings.
Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read educational philosophers and practitioners in the world today, except in the United States, where he remains relatively unknown to many in the educational community as well as the general public. Freire received international acclaim and notoriety with his first and best-known work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, first published in English in 1970. His teachings draw much of their inspiration from a Marxist critique of society; for this reason he was forced into exile from his native Brazil in 1964, and his works were banned in many developing nations. His pedagogy for adult literacy has been implemented successfully in several African nations and has been the basis for literacy crusades in Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. His philosophical approach to education forms the basis for much of the critical theory work in education now taking place in the United States, Europe, and developing nations.