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Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
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This text argues that the perceived passivity of the poor is the direct result of economic, social and political domination. The book suggests that in some countries the oppressors use the 'piggy bank' system - treating students as passive, empty vessels - to preserve their authority and maintain a culture of silence. Through cooperation and dialogue, Freire suggests, the authoritarian teacher-pupil model can be replaced with critical thinking so that the student becomes co-creator of knowledge. Crucial to Freire's argument is the belief that every human being, no matter how impoverished or illiterate, can develop an awareness of self, and the right to be heard.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 6th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
160
Dimensions
129x198x9
ISBN-13
9780241301111
Product ID
26155574

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