Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Paperback | English
ISBN13: 9780241301111
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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

Type Book
Number Of Pages 160
Item Height 8 mm
Item Width 130 mm
Item Weight 131 Gram
Product Dimensions 130 x 8 x 199
Publisher Penguin Classics
Format Paperback | 160
Book Overview A groundbreaking text of educational philosophy and social reform, now in Penguin Modern Classics.

A transformative text -- George Monbiot
Truly revolutionary -- Ivan Illich
Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character -- Jonathan Kozol

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.