Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach / Edition 1

Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach / Edition 1

by Paulo Freire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343291

ISBN-13: 9780813343297

Pub. Date: 01/11/2006

Publisher: Westview Press


In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire’s words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why a teacher’s success depends on a…  See more details below

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In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire’s words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why a teacher’s success depends on a permanent commitment to learning and training, as part of an ongoing appraisal of classroom practice. By opening themselves to recognition of the different roads students take in order to learn, teachers will become involved in a continual reconstruction of their own paths of curiosity, opening the doors to habits of learning that will benefit everyone in the classroom. In essays new to this edition, well-known and respected educators Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg add their reflections on the relevance of Freire’s work to the study and practice of education across the globe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343297
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/11/2006
Edition description:
Expanded edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
298,357
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : a pedagogy for life
First words : a pedagogical trap1
First letter : reading the world/reading the word31
Second letter : don't let the fear of what is difficult paralyze you49
Third letter : I came into the teacher training program because I had no other options61
Fourth letter : on the indispensable qualities of progressive teachers for their better performance71
Fifth letter : the first day of school85
Sixth letter : on the relationship between the educator and the learners97
Seventh letter : from talking to learners to talking to them and with them; from listening to learners to being heard by them111
Eighth letter : cultural identity and education123
Ninth letter : concrete context/theoretical context135
Tenth letter : once more the question of discipline155
Last words : to know and to grow - everything yet to see163

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