A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education
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A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  8 reviews
... 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...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published November 30th 1986 by Praeger
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Giorgio Bertini
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
Paolo Fernando C.
the struggle for social transformation is a reward in itself
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
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.
M.harris Putra
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....
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.
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.
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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