[NetBehaviour] Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Nov 28 13:37:32 CET 2010


Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over 
by the Mega Rich.

By Henry A. Giroux.

(This is a much expanded version of "Lessons From Paulo Freire," which 
appeared in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.)

At a time when memory is being erased and the political relevance of 
education is dismissed in the language of measurement and 
quantification, it is all the more important to remember the legacy and 
work of Paulo Freire. Freire is one of the most important educators of 
the 20th century and is considered one of the most important theorists 
of "critical pedagogy" - the educational movement guided by both passion 
and principle to help students develop a consciousness of freedom, 
recognize authoritarian tendencies, empower the imagination, connect 
knowledge and truth to power and learn to read both the word and the 
world as part of a broader struggle for agency, justice and democracy. 
His groundbreaking book, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," has sold more than 
a million copies and is deservedly being commemorated this year - the 
40th anniversary of its appearance in English translation - after having 
exerted its influence over generations of teachers and intellectuals in 
the Americas and abroad.

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