Daring to Dream

Daring to Dream : Toward a Pedagogy of the Unfinished

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-- New from the author of the million-selling Pedagogy of the Oppressed -- In an era when teachers and states are resisting high-stakes testing, this new book from world-renowned author Paulo Freire could not be more timely. Freire's uplifting message urges students, parents, and teachers to discover new horizons of hope and possibility for a better world. Connecting the personal with the political, Freire's voice is as profound as it is inspiring, guiding us through the everyday acts of observation and critical thinking that link personal creativity with the prospects of a just and more humane world. Freire's liberating pedagogy resists forms of fatalism reproduced in traditional education discourses that too often mechanize the act of knowing. Freire challenges all educators to embrace history as possibility, where the act of analyzing reality opens up space for critical reflection and creativity. Such acts, he shows, are not isolated and individual, but integral to larger forces for change. One's capacity to dream, to reach, and to engage with a troubled world are the essence of a meaningful and liberatory pedagogy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 12mm | 222.26g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Paradigm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1594510539
  • 9781594510533
  • 837,255

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"Critical theory in education has too often lapsed into an intellectual posturing detached from real possibilities for transformation and thus failed to challenge neoliberal fatalism about how things 'are' or 'need to be.' Ever persuasive and impressive, Freire takes up the challenge and in the act shows us not just the possibility but the reality of a 'pedagogy of hope.'" -Jim Gee, Arizona State Universityshow more

About Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was one of the world's most influential education writers. He is the author of many books, including Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of Freedom (2001). Donaldo Macedo is Distinguished Professor of Education at U Mass Boston and co-author of Dancing with Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance (Palgrave MacMillan, 2000) and The Hegemony of English (Paradigm, 2004).show more

Table of contents

Introduction Ana Maria Arujo Freire Foreword Ana Lucia Souza de Freitas Foreword Peter Park Poetry by Paulo Freire From Ana Maria Araujo Freire's Collection PART I Commentaries and Essays Chapter 1: Impossible to Exist Without Dreams Chapter 2: On the Cognitional Act Chapter 3: History as Possibility Chapter 4: A Few Reflections Around Utopia PART II Dialogues and Conferences Chapter 5: A Conversation with Students Chapter 6: Human Rights and Liberating Education Chapter 7: Changing Is Difficult, But Possible Chapter 8: Dialogue with the Participants: The Reading and Writing Issueshow more

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