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A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education

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... one of the most important books for American teachers. . . . If you teach, read it on one of the days when you want to quit. You'll either keep teaching or quit with a clearer head. "Democratic Schools"

Highly recommended. . . . Written in a rather interesting manner--primarily as a conversation--this book serves nicely as an informal yet rigorous treatment of critical
Paperback, 207 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by Praeger Publishers
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Aug 03, 2015 Martina rated it it was amazing
This book says exactly what I feel is STILL wrong with Education. Freire and Shor explore Education and Politics in conversation. The book is easy to read, and gets you to think about the issues within society and education, and how we must progress to different ways of learning and teaching as our model is based on military and industrial concepts. They speak of the difference between authority and authoritarianism, and engage in conversation between the differences in pedagogy in Brazil and th ...more
Aug 23, 2015 Algernon rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics, education
A book consisting of dialogues between educators Paulo Freire and Ira Shor, sharing personal experiences and theories about dialogic methods and critical pedagogy versus authoritarian "banking" models and transfer teaching. Much inspiring material here but it lives in a theoretical place and I was left hungry for supplemental material demonstrating their practice, since ultimately the approach they are describing is a transformative practice (praxis being, as Freire understands it, a unity of un ...more
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Sep 03, 2012 Giorgio Bertini rated it it was amazing
Two world renowned educators, Paulo Freire and Ira Shor, speak passionately about the role of education in various cultural and political arenas. They demonstrate the effectiveness of dialogue in action as a practical means by which teachers and students can become active participants in the learning process. In a lively exchange, the authors illuminate the problems of the educational system in relation to those of the larger society and argue for the pressing need to transform the classroom in ...more
Dec 31, 2014 Mark rated it it was ok
Go teach in high school a while guys. You're getting too far from the classroom.
Paolo Fernando C.
Aug 23, 2014 Paolo Fernando C. rated it really liked it
the struggle for social transformation is a reward in itself
Oct 11, 2009 Eric rated it really liked it
More like 3 and 1/2 stars if you are new to their collective methodology; I would suggest this as more of a supplementary text to both authors wonderful primary masterworks “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change.” Their libratory method for teaching can be roughly reduced to the epistemological function of this Mao (Zedong) quote: “If you want knowledge, you must take part in the practice of changing reality. If you want to know the taste of a ...more
Aug 12, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic book because it takes the moment of approach of teacher and learners and makes it into an event. it made me see the event-ness of learning and teaching. and in this event there can be a range of possibilities, one of which was being with the potential within the present moment where pedagogy and students and teacher all meet. a frightenly unique occurrence and opportunity.
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Oct 17, 2009 M.harris Putra rated it it was amazing
Kubaca pertama kali pada tahun 1987 (masih kuliah di FISIP-USU, tahun ke-2). Sangat berguna bagi kalangan yang perduli pada persoalan pendidikan baik secara filosofis, metodology pendidikan, sekaligus membangun kekuataan rakyat tertindas....
Aug 03, 2012 Danielle rated it liked it
The book is very loaded, but for a philosophical book it was still very readable. It promotes the liberative democratic teaching method over the authoritarian method.
Jan 29, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
This book was dense I got a lot out of the firs 50 or so pages but then I got busy and never picked it up again. Very inspiring for teachers.
Jul 26, 2007 Naeem rated it it was amazing
This one is more dialogical than Pedagogy of the Oppressed since it is presented as a converstaion between Shor and Freire.
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