Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire author

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 6th Apr '17

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A groundbreaking text of educational philosophy and social reform, now in Penguin Modern Classics.

'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

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

ISBN: 9780241301111

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 9mm

Weight: 123g

160 pages