Pedagogy of Commitment

Overview

This new book, constructed from Paulo Freire’s writings near the end of his life, is characterized by the eloquence of his dreams—dreams that constituted the utopia underlying Freire’s lifelong work. Freire challenges all educators to create Circles of Dialogues, or reflective spaces, for passionate and critical reflection that is coherent and humanizing, favoring the oppressed peoples of the world.

The chapters, crafted toward the end of the twentieth century, reflect Freire’s ...

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Overview

This new book, constructed from Paulo Freire’s writings near the end of his life, is characterized by the eloquence of his dreams—dreams that constituted the utopia underlying Freire’s lifelong work. Freire challenges all educators to create Circles of Dialogues, or reflective spaces, for passionate and critical reflection that is coherent and humanizing, favoring the oppressed peoples of the world.

The chapters, crafted toward the end of the twentieth century, reflect Freire’s deep concern with the assault by neoliberal policies on the basic democratic rights of the dispossessed, as he argues for the right and facility of the people to take power by reinventing power democratically. Freire’s critical reflections were prescient of the twenty-first century’s revolts and denunciations of autocratic and antidemocratic policies during the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, and other courageous demonstrations for social justice throughout the world. Once more, Freire challenges our conscience in accessible, deep, thought-provoking writings that urge us to rehumanize popular education, employing “critical reflection steeped in history, [and] a more critical knowledge of how society works and functions.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594519727
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Paulo Freire, of Brazil, is perhaps the most influential education writer of our times. His many books, which include the classics Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of Freedom, have been translated into more than 40 languages.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Ana Maria Araújo Freire
Preface by Pedro Pontual

Part I Argentina: Paulo Freire’s Presence at the National University of San Luís
Speech: I Feel Happy and Challenged
Seminars on Critical Pedagogy
Critical Pedagogy Practice
Elements of the Educative Situation
The Struggle Never Ends, but Is Reinvented: Participants’ Questions and Paulo Freire’s Answers
Media Interview: The Confrontation Is Not Pedagogical, but Rather Political

Part II Chile
Interviews with Boris Bezama
Unafraid to Love
Educating for Freedom

Part III Nicaragua
Manifesto: Ten Years of the People’s Sandinista Revolution

Part IV Paraguay
Discussion Seminar with Paulo Freire
Popular Education in Latin America: Contextualization and Possibilities within Transition Processes
Interview
Popular Education in Paraguay: Our Questions to Freire

Part V Uruguay
Interviews
On Education, Politics, and Religion
Dialogue on Education, Television, and Social Change

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