Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility: From Blind to Transformative Optimism

Overview

Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility is a cross-cultural case study of how people experience schooling in relation to their sense of time and optimism. César Augusto Rossatto examines how real-life situations and social structures influence people's construction of notions of possibilities. Positionality, or perceptions about life and projections of the future, has great impact on students' success in school. These perceptions-how they interpret the past, live in the present, and foresee the ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $80.16   
  • New (2) from $80.16   
  • Used (1) from $80.65   
Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility: From Blind to Transformative Optimism

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$19.49
BN.com price
(Save 35%)$29.99 List Price

Overview

Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility is a cross-cultural case study of how people experience schooling in relation to their sense of time and optimism. César Augusto Rossatto examines how real-life situations and social structures influence people's construction of notions of possibilities. Positionality, or perceptions about life and projections of the future, has great impact on students' success in school. These perceptions-how they interpret the past, live in the present, and foresee the future-are, in turn, greatly influenced by their intellectual locality. By the same token, how educators see their position in the world and their classroom "roles" determines their operandum beliefs. The findings of this study suggest that a curriculum based on Freirean critical pedagogy and time theories can be used to enhance time-consciousness values in contemporary social life.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
Rossatto studied children in Brazil and the US and mapped a Freirian frame of desire and optimism into a conceptual framework of Transformative Optimism, Blind Optimism, Fatalist Optimism, and Resilient Optimism to better understand how classrooms, schools, and communities can sustain pedagogy of optimism to serve all students. Recommended.
Reference and Research Book News
In this pedagogical study, Rossatto addresses the ways students perceive and use time as well as the variation in their optimism about schooling. He demonstrates the influence of social structures and experience on students' notions of possibilities and educators' beliefs about teaching. He advocates a curriculum based on Freirean critical pedagogy and time theories to enhance time-consciousness values.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Draws on the work of the Brazilian education theorist in a study of how students' experience of schooling reflects their sense of time and optimism.
Choice
Rossatto studied children in Brazil and the US and mapped a Freirian frame of desire and optimism into a conceptual framework of Transformative Optimism, Blind Optimism, Fatalist Optimism, and Resilient Optimism to better understand how classrooms, schools, and communities can sustain pedagogy of optimism to serve all students. Recommended.
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Draws on the work of the Brazilian education theorist in a study of how students' experience of schooling reflects their sense of time and optimism.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742536968
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

César Augusto Rossatto teaches in the College of Education at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: A Personal Perspective Chapter 3 Seeing Fatalism and Optimism from a Freirean Perspective Chapter 4 Time Consciousness Chapter 5 Blind Optimism Chapter 6 Fatalistic Optimism Chapter 7 The Impact of U.S. Standardized Testing in the Context of the Four Categories of Optimism Chapter 7 Resilient Optimism Chapter 8 Transformative Optimism Chapter 8 Theoretical Implications for Children's Development, Studies on the Concept of Time, the Centeredness of School Pedagogy, and Critical Pedagogies Chapter 11 Policy Implications, Recommendations, and Conclusions
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)