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Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire



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19 June 2017
Society & Social Sciences; Social discrimination; Education; Philosophy & theory of education; Political science & theory; Human rights
This text argues that the perceived passivity of the poor is the direct result of economic, social and political domination. The book suggests that in some countries the oppressors use the 'piggy bank' system - treating students as passive, empty vessels - to preserve their authority and maintain a culture of silence. Through cooperation and dialogue, Freire suggests, the authoritarian teacher-pupil model can be replaced with critical thinking so that the student becomes co-creator of knowledge. Crucial to Freire's argument is the belief that every human being, no matter how impoverished or illiterate, can develop an awareness of self, and the right to be heard.
By:   Paulo Freire
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   123g
ISBN:   9780241301111
ISBN 10:   0241301114
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   19 June 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a revolutionary Brazilian educational theorist. Heavily influenced by Hegel as well as Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers, Freire promoted the liberation of the working classes through a cooperative teacher-student educative model.

Reviews for Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character -- Jonathan Kozol Truly revolutionary -- Ivan Illich A transformative text -- George Monbiot

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