Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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'The foremost work on the key democratic task: helping people to identify and challenge the sources of their oppression ... a transformative text' George Monbiot, Guardian

Arguing that 'education is freedom', Paulo Freire's radical international classic contends that traditional teaching styles keep the poor powerless by treating them as passive, silent recipients of knowledge. Grounded in Freire's own experience teaching impoverished and illiterate students in his native Brazil and over the world, this pioneering book instead suggests that through co-operation, dialogue and critical thinking, every human being can develop a sense of self and fulfil their right to be heard.

'Truly revolutionary' Ivan Illich
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9mm | 123g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241301111
  • 909

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Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a revolutionary Brazilian educational theorist. Heavily influenced by Hegel as well as Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers, Freire promoted the liberation of the working classes through a cooperative teacher-student edu
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A transformative text -- George Monbiot Truly revolutionary -- Ivan Illich Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character -- Jonathan Kozol
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About Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a revolutionary Brazilian educational theorist. Heavily influenced by Hegel as well as Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers, Freire promoted the liberation of the working classes through a cooperative teacher-student educative model.
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