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Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Impacts)

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With Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established his place in the universal history of education. Pedagogy of Hope represents a chronicle and synthesis of the ongoing social struggles of Latin America and the Third World since the landmark publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Here, Freire once again explores his best-known analytical themes--with even deeper u ...more
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Published December 9th 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 1992)
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Derek Fenner
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: education
Reading Freire is not good for my work self. He gets me all riled- and amped- up so that I am a menace in developing professional development that is effective, sustained, and intensive. I just hope I find the path that allows his ideas to ravage the juvenile justice system in the most graceful way possible.
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This books subtitle "Reliving the Pedagogy of the Oppressed" captures the essence of the book. 24 years after the release of his landmark book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Freire offers background from his exile (from his native Brazil)in Chile that led to his writing the book. He also takes time to answer some of his critics and restate some of the essential points. As one has studied Freire closely, I found this book to be a refreshing personal response to the more scholarly and abstract Pedago ...more
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pedagogy of the Oppressed is one of the books that I count has having changed my life. Reading Pedagogy of Hope was like revisiting Pedagogy of the Oppressed with Freire's commentary. He responds, thoughtfully and carefully, to his critics and details how he came to the conclusions that he discusses in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. ...more
Jason von Meding
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unread-on-shelf
A really worthwhile text to accompany Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Freire recounts many of the discourses with all sorts of individuals and groups that stemmed from the global distribution of his most recognised work. He responds to critiques and updates many of the ideas in a 90s context. It makes everything seem less “idealistic” to see the impact of his approach to education and how the ideas and practices of Pedagogy were brought into diverse contexts in reality. I loved revisiting his origina ...more
From the man whose Pedagogy of the Oppressed has, in its own quiet way, led to some remarkable changes in educational practice, come a more practical set of essays about how shit actually went down. Ranging from more serious explications of how theory is applied to some rather charming anecdotes, it is quite interesting, even if Freire seems a bit caught up with the self-importance of his mission at times. If you're interested in educational practice at all, it's definitely worthwhile. ...more
Adam Fletcher
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: student-voice
First-time readers of Freire will want to start with Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and then onward. Eventually, come back to this book and you'll appreciate its depth much more than if you start here.

Freire examined his own career consistently, revisiting his beliefs as often as some people change socks. This book was written a quarter century after Pedagogy of the Oppressed, with the purpose of reliving the experience of writing it. He examines his own experiences, offering some of the personal st
Flora Assaf
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Penso que lendo este livro acabamos conhecendo mais sobre o autor do que sobre sua pedagogia. O que é maravilhoso, pois num período em que tanto se fala da necessidade de o professor ser autocrítico, pesquisar e estar sempre repensando o seu fazer docente, é revigorante encontrar nas páginas desta obra momentos em que Paulo Freire se reinventou diante de críticas e erros.
Como é bom saber que o famoso Paulo Freire era gente (e professor) que nem a gente.
Angel 一匹狼
I had heard so much about Freire that I was quite curious about reading him. One of the worst teachers I have ever met, a privileged snobby person, a bully with zero capacity to listen or learn anything from their students, called themselves a Freire follower and was always talking about the need to give power to students and change the way education happened, all the way being the most despicable/follow the status quo professor I have ever met. So here, I am, with Freire in my hands.

A book of t
Edwina Shaddick
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
It reads like an old accomplished man looking back on his interesting life and recounting anecdote after anecdote. To be fair, most of the anecdotes are pretty interesting because Freire has led a pretty unique life - he corresponds with leftist activists who sometimes go on to be presidents etc. So definitely, I'd say the text is peppered with very historical conversations. Nevertheless, it's pretty disorganised, and a point can lead to a story, which leads to another story, and after a while t ...more
Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: politics
Largely an autobiography detailing the response to "Pedagogy of the Oppressed". Freire clearly has a lot of heart and there are parts of the book that make you pump your fist in the air but I'm not sure if it amounts to much by the end. Freire mentions the criticisms his philosophy has received and says that these criticisms are wrong without actually addressing them. I suppose this is a consequence of his discursive style. He claims that for him consciousness is dialectical but I don't think it ...more
Leanette Konadu
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Paulo Friere elegantly depicts the landscape of what hope is all about. I thoroughly enjoyed his oftentimes poetic language to describe pinnacle moments through his journey as an educator and person. He honestly writes about his difficult experiences traveling through various countries in a time where hope seemed completely lost both in the world and in educational environments. What most struck me was the perfect balance of academic writing fused with personal storytelling. By the end of the bo ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La lectura fue mucho más rápida y me pareció más amena que la Pedagogía del oprimido.

Es muy interesante cómo el mismo Freire se humaniza, nos cuenta que también le fue mal y bien en sus charlas/encuentros. Y en estas anécdotas de su vida, lo veo más pragmático que en su libro predecesor, que fue tan criticado justamente porque no ofrecía "herramientas" para los docentes y quienes quisieran abordar su método.
Paulo Freire revisita "Pedagogia do Oprimido" 20 anos após a sua publicação. É surreal como hoje, 20 anos mais tarde, suas ideias permanecem atuais. Uma escrita muito ética e coerente, progressista e esperançosa em relação à construção de um mundo melhor, mais justo, mais digno, menos malvado. Uma leitura para não nos perdermos no "cansaço existencial" e não deixarmos de sonhar com o "inédito viável". ...more
Francisco Torres
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me parece que como libro independiente puede resultar confuso para quien no conoce el pensamiento de Paulo Freire y su obra principal "pedagogía del oprimido". Personalmente creo que sirve como contraste de la forma en la que se percibió su obra y su pensamiento a nivel internacional, aclara algunos puntos buenos, y personalmente rescato más el hecho de que Freire mismo se jacta de que su teoría no es tan buena cuando los oprimidos no pueden hacer otra cosa que sobrevivir. ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
The subtitle says it all here. Rather than offering much new, this monograph reengages Pedagogy of the Oppressed. I admired it for the correctives it offered to, especially, the feminist critiques levied against the original. But the careful ruminations here lacked the force and power of Freire's earlier work. ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book that I read part of in seminary that I finally got around to finishing. A lot of storytelling about Freire's interactions after "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" but some really meaningful thoughts on the educator and the educand relationship are to be found here in "Pedagogy of Hope." ...more
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Transforma nuestra pensar pedagógico
Elena Astilleros
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Liked this book better than Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Here we get the fire side chat. We listen to campesinos engage with the theory, and then proving it true with their own observations.
A good starter into his philosophy and reflections on the thirty years of work he'd done after Pedagogy of the Oppressed. ...more
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
Not a huge fan. Read the other Pedagogy.
Bill DeGenaro
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Less essential than Freire's other work, but an interesting narrative about the author's travels and conversations--both of which are largely prompted by the popularity of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Freire uses the present text as a chance to reiterate his defenses against critics (notably Marxists who found his work to be "idealistic" and neglectful of class conflict) of his earlier work. But the stories are the most interesting bits of Pedagogy of Hope. Freire in Chile, in New York City, in Gr ...more
Jerry Peace
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too much jargon, but a triumphant portrait of education (not school)- the incessant challenge of certitude, relentless fanning the flames of curiosity and the joy of learning, always respectful and never manipulative, erring always on the side of openness and critical thinking by insisting on the "whys?" as well as the "whats," and with the greatest excitement painting education as life and not some insular set of disparate disciplines. Like the smell of a skunk, we know this stuff in our heads. ...more
Kwan Qi Xiang
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
A book that doesn't make points as it tells stories that move towards points. What is this pedagogy? Perhaps Freire taught himself to hope by immersing himself in the worlds of those who do. Maybe that is the only way hope is learnt -through immersion in communities and struggles, and holding on. Interesting that he worked with the World Council of Churches - the theological environment in Singapore would not accept a worker/educator like Freire to be in the employment of the Church. What hope i ...more
Pedagogy of Hope is an enormous help in understanding Pedagogy of the Oppressed - if you have to read PotO, then do try and get PoH as a companion decoder for the duration of your reading.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I wish I had a Santa Claus' style bag filled with Friere that I hand out to my coworkers. ...more
Agustinus Susanto
Jan 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Buku ini beri sepirit buat para "pendidik" tidak hanya guru, tapi semua orang yang toh nantinya juga mjd pendidik bagi putra-putrinya. ...more
Apr 14, 2010 added it
I think I need to reread this one--I know it is packed with importance but I dredged through it for school and it is not a fast read.
Sofia Gadea
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robert Pachecano
These Brazilians man.
Laura Aranda
I should have finished Pedagogy of the Oppressed first. :/ Giving up.
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The Brazilian educator Paulo Freire is among most the influential educational thinkers of the late 20th century. Born in Recife, Brazil, on September 19, 1921, Freire died of heart failure in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 2, 1997. After a brief career as a lawyer, he taught Portuguese in secondary schools from 1941-1947. He subsequently became active in adult education and workers' training, and became ...more

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