Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Publisher 20 years on, this revolutionary work has been revised and updated, and Paulo Freire outlines a blueprint for revolution. This is a fascinating account which continues to influence educationalists across the world.
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About "Pedagogy of the Oppressed"
This text argues that the ignorance and lethargy of the poor are the direct result of the whole economic, social and political domination. By being kept in a situation in which it is practically impossible to achieve a critical awareness and response the disadvantaged are kept submerged. The book suggests that in some countries the oppressors use the system to maintain this culture of silence.;Through the right kind of education, the book suggests, avoiding authoritarian teacher-pupil models and based on the actual experiences of students and on continual shared investigation, every human being, no matter how impoverished or illiterate, can develop a new awareness of self, and the right to be heard.
20 years on, this revolutionary work has been revised and updated, and Paulo Freire outlines a blueprint for revolution. This is a fascinating account which continues to influence educationalists across the world.
Meet the Author
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.