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Pedagogy of the oppressed

"The methodology of the late Paulo Freire, once considered such a threat to the established order that he was "invited" to leave his native Brazil, has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm." "With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come"--Jacket
Print Book, English, [2000]
Continuum, New York, [2000]
183 pages ; 24 cm
9780826412768, 0826412769
Publisher's foreword
Introduction to the anniversary edition
The justification for a pedagogy of the oppressed
the contradiction between the oppressors and the oppressed, and how it is overcome
oppression and the oppressors ; oppression and the oppressed
liberation : not a gift, not a self-achievement, but a mutual process
The "banking" concept of education as an instrument of oppression
its presuppositions
a critique
the problem-posing concept of education as an instrument for liberation
its presuppositions
the "banking" concept and the teacher-student contradiction ; the problem-posing concept and the supersedence of the teacher-student contradiction
education : a mutual process, world-mediated
people as uncompleted beings, conscious of their incompletion, and their attempt to be more fully human
the essence of education as the practice of freedom
dialogics and dialogue
dialogue and the search for program content
the human-world relationship, "generative themes," and the program content of education as the practice of freedom
the investigation of "generative themes" and its methodology
the awakening of critical consciousness through the investigation of "generative themes"
the various stages of the investigation
Antidialogics and dialogics as matrices of opposing theories of cultural action : the former as an instrument of oppression and the latter as an instrument of liberation
the theory of antidialogical action and its characteristics : conquest, divide and rule, manipulation, and cultural invasion
the theory of dialogical action and its characteristics : cooperation, unity, organization, and cultural synthesis
Translated from the Portuguese