Education for Critical Consciousness

Education for Critical Consciousness

Paperback Bloomsbury Revelations

By (author) Paulo Freire

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780937814
  • ISBN 13: 9781780937816
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 114,231

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Famous for his advocacy of 'critical pedagogy', Paulo Freire was Latin America's foremost educationalist, a thinker and writer whose work and ideas continue to exert enormous influence in education throughout the world today. Education for Critical Consciousness is the main statement of Freire's revolutionary method of education. It takes the life situation of the learner as its starting point and the raising of consciousness and the overcoming of obstacles as its goals. For Freire, man's striving for his own humanity requires the changing of structures which dehumanize both the oppressor and the oppressed.

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Author information

Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.

Review quote

'Freire combines a compassion for the wretched of the earth with an intellectual and practical confidence and personal humility... Most of all he has a vision of man.' Times Higher Educational Supplement

Table of contents

Introduction by Denis Goulet Education as the Practice of Freedom Society in Transition Closed Society and Democratic Inexperience Education versus Massification Education and Conscientizacao Postscript Appendix Preface to "Extension or Communication" by Jacques Chonchol Extension Extension or Communication Index.