Pedagogy Of Freedom

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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.

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Overview

This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.

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Editorial Reviews

Studies In The Education Of Adults
This book is a repository of Freire's wisdom, the wisdom that informs his philosophy of education and his educational approach. . . . I would recommend this one as very important.
What On Earth
Paulo Freire is one of the ideological giants. . . . In this book, Freire remains passionately idealistic and inspirational, without denying the complexity of the work or the difficulty of creating real change. It is one of the rare tomes to which one can return again and again...
Harvard Educational Review
At the threshold of the twenty-first century, we face the need to learn a new and more communicative way of constructing educational theory. With Pedagogy of Freedom, Freire contributes a unique guide to such a mission. . . . While social sciences are witnessing the revival of the idea of deliberative democracy (Elster, 1988), as well as the possibility of transforming social positions through dialogue (Giddens, 1994), we now have a book that discusses how to develop such dialogic democracy in education. In Pedagogy of Freedom, Freire defends a universal human ethic that extends not only to schools but also to teachers' training.
College English
Pedagogy of Freedom is almost an elegy. In looping around themes that have run through his work, Freire's book is a reminder of his fundamentally optimistic vision of the radical possibilities for education.
Studies in The Education of Adults
This book is a repository of Freire's wisdom, the wisdom that informs his philosophy of education and his educational approach. . . . I would recommend this one as very important.
Stanley Aronowitz
Pedagogy of Freedom, Paulo Freire’s last will and testament, is his best book since Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
Maxine Greene
Pedagogy of Freedom is a stirring culmination of Paulo Freire’s life work. It is in no way a conclusion or a summation: it is a text that urges its readers to become, to reach towards still untapped possibility. The themes of Freire’s earlier writing are extended here into thoughtful explorations of ethics and democracy and the ways in which they may release a sense of agency in the long exploited and cruelly silenced. Moreover, he has new things to say about ideology and freedom in a world marked by a threatening 'globalization' and an unprecedented manipulation by media. As before, he speaks of ‘passion,’ ‘love,’ and ‘caring;’ and, each time he does so, it is as if his hand grasps each one of our shoulders, urging us on and on.
Michelle Fine
Braiding bold vision with precision, Freire, in his brilliance, allows us to imagine a tomorrow of democracy and freedom. Insisting on the 'incompleteness' of us all and on a 'dreamer’s right to dream,' Pedagogy of Freedom reminds us that our work is never done; that change is always possible, always essential, always unfinished.
Ramón Flecha
With Pedagogy of Freedom, Paulo Freire enriches the dialogical perspectives with a call for universal ethics that establishes a better foundation for education in the next century.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Introductory Reflections
Part I. There is No Teaching Without Learning
Methodological Rigor
Research
Respect for What Students Know
A Capacity to be Critical
Ethics and Aesthetics
Words Incarnated in Example
Risk, Acceptance of What is New, and Rejection of Discrimination
Chapter 12 Critical Reflection on Practice
Chapter 13 Cultural Identity
Part II. Teaching is Not Transferring Knowledge
Awareness of Our Unfinishedness
Recognition of One's Conditioning
Respect for the Autonomy of the Student
Common Sense
Humility, Tolerance, and Struggle for the Rights of Educators
Capacity to Apprehend Reality
Joy and Hope
Conviction that Change is Possible
Teaching Requires Curiosity
Part III. Teaching is a Human Act
Self-Confidence, Professional Competence and Generosity
Commitment
Education as a Form of Intervention in the World
Freedom and Authority
Decision- Making that is Aware and Conscious
Knowing How to Listen
Recognition that Education is Ideological
Openness to Dialogue
Caring for Students

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

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    Paulo Freire's education philosophy should be read by all.

    Really great introduction to Paulo Friere's ideas of the unfinishedness of the human person, his description of neoliberals and his personal pedagogy. Really excellent read.

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