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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970)

by Paulo Freire

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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm. With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.… (more)
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    Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head by Michelle Boule (elenchus)
    elenchus: Freire and Boule cover similar aspirations and ideals among very different learning audiences. Anyone interested in pedagogy will benefit from reading both books, but those focused on the particular circumstances (community activism among the underprivileged, for Freire, or social networking technology, for Boule) would do better to stick with the one.… (more)

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Read this in a book group. Obviously really great and rewarding. It'd be cool if everyone read it. ( )
  Jetztzeit | May 15, 2020 |
Freire helped open me up further to the complexity of living in a culture of oppression and the inherent dehumanization in systems of power that want to control rather than allow people to become more critically engaged. As a person on the side of the oppressor, I need to be reminded of what I've lost in this exchange and also how much I need to reorient to think of how people must be allowed to grow into critical engagement. This verve and perspective cannot be handed out, else perpetually sustaining the system of oppression, but interdependent exchange, with an orientation to the real disparities within interpersonal and educational models.
  b.masonjudy | Apr 3, 2020 |
Chapters 1-3 were solid, and definitely applicable to so many things teaching/education-related. Chapter 4 gets a little, ummm....pro-Castro/Guevara? It also goes straight-up violent political revolution, which is not really my jam. Nevertheless, the first bit is excellent, and the final chapter is good for a different perspective. ( )
  inescapableabby | Nov 28, 2018 |
Freire wrote about teaching illiterate peasants (and, God love him, fomenting revolution at the same time) but his book nevertheless serves as a philosophical guide to turning traditional college education on its head. I've revamped my entire course based on his work. ( )
  DocWood | Jun 25, 2018 |
Education is one of the main tasks of organizers, and this book is an important starting point.
  EmanLacaba | Apr 12, 2018 |
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A los desharrapados del mundo y a quienes, descubriéndose en ellos, con ellos sufren y con ellos luchan
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