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Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire) Paperback – December 13, 2000


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  • Series: Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 13, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847690474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847690473
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this work from a new publisher of scholarly books, the late Brazilian educator argues against "progressive" liberalism and its passive acceptance of a world where poverty and hunger coexist with affluence. The book is read by Julius Wong Loi Sing, a theology professor at Moody Bible Institute.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Pedagogy of Freedom, Paulo Freire’s last will and testament, is his best book since Pedagogy of the Oppressed. (Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY Graduate Center, author of From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future)

Pedagogy of Freedom is a stirring culmination of Paulo Freire’s life work. It is in no way a conclusion or a summation: it is a text that urges its readers to become, to reach towards still untapped possibility. The themes of Freire’s earlier writing are extended here into thoughtful explorations of ethics and democracy and the ways in which they may release a sense of agency in the long exploited and cruelly silenced. Moreover, he has new things to say about ideology and freedom in a world marked by a threatening 'globalization' and an unprecedented manipulation by media. As before, he speaks of ‘passion,’ ‘love,’ and ‘caring;’ and, each time he does so, it is as if his hand grasps each one of our shoulders, urging us on and on. (Maxine Greene, Columbia University)

Braiding bold vision with precision, Freire, in his brilliance, allows us to imagine a tomorrow of democracy and freedom. Insisting on the 'incompleteness' of us all and on a 'dreamer’s right to dream,' Pedagogy of Freedom reminds us that our work is never done; that change is always possible, always essential, always unfinished. (Michelle Fine, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York)

With Pedagogy of Freedom, Paulo Freire enriches the dialogical perspectives with a call for universal ethics that establishes a better foundation for education in the next century. (Ramón Flecha, University of Barcelona, Spain)

At the threshold of the twenty-first century, we face the need to learn a new and more communicative way of constructing educational theory. With Pedagogy of Freedom, Freire contributes a unique guide to such a mission. . . . While social sciences are witnessing the revival of the idea of deliberative democracy (Elster, 1988), as well as the possibility of transforming social positions through dialogue (Giddens, 1994), we now have a book that discusses how to develop such dialogic democracy in education. In Pedagogy of Freedom, Freire defends a universal human ethic that extends not only to schools but also to teachers' training. (Harvard Educational Review)

This book is a repository of Freire's wisdom, the wisdom that informs his philosophy of education and his educational approach. . . . I would recommend this one as very important. (Studies In The Education Of Adults)

Pedagogy of Freedom is almost an elegy. In looping around themes that have run through his work, Freire's book is a reminder of his fundamentally optimistic vision of the radical possibilities for education. (College English)

Paulo Freire is one of the ideological giants. . . . In this book, Freire remains passionately idealistic and inspirational, without denying the complexity of the work or the difficulty of creating real change. It is one of the rare tomes to which one can return again and again... (What On Earth)

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This is a great book that came in very handy for my class.
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We learn that Friere's first book, to set this one in context, taught that education is "that specifically human act of intervention in the world."
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This book is fundamental reading for all college education majors as well as any individual interested in educational psychology.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name? VINE VOICE on April 4, 2003
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This small work is packed with wonderfully articulate insights, philosophical, political and practical, about education and how we should go about teaching young students. Paulo Friere is an enemy of oppression, coercion and neo-liberalism, a proponent of the human spirit and the possibility of a better world. If you are really interested in the ideas of existentialism, socialism, democracy and social justice, you will find yourself entralled with Friere's practical ideas in this book.
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I am one of 24 co-founders of Earth Intelligence Network, building the EarthGame with inputs from the Transpartisan Policy Institute and the Public Budget Office, and our biggest insight in the past year has been to realize that the 5 billion poor do not have 18 years to go to school; but that they can be taught orally, one cell call at a time, by 100 million volunteers with Internet access and Skype. We simply have to distribute free cell phones in order to help the five billion create stabilizing wealth.

It was therefore for me personally, at the age of 55, a true joy to run across both this book and Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom both of which I will review shortly.

The only two books coming close in my own reading history, apart from Chomsky, Ellul, and Marcuse, have been Radical Man: The Process of Psycho-Social Development. and Improper behavior. See also Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids and Animal Farm (Signet Classics).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fawzeyah Al-awadhi on July 19, 2007
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This book enlightened my spirit and made me wish I could teach again! it is an extremly passionate rhetoric for teachers and educators who look up to a positive change in the world and their students. I highly recommend this book for any new teachers, student teachres depressed teachers, or even lost teachers who need to know the way back to the right path of teaching!
The introductions is although half of the book but insightful of the circumanstaces of Frier's lectures and the outcomes of them especuially after his death.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob on March 30, 2011
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First and foremost the book is about love; for life, people, students and self. It is less structured than Im used to and I found it refreshing. It begins with the "Scourge of neoliberalism, with its cynical fatalism and its inflexible negation of the right to dream..." It moves on to the critical relationship between a persons theory and practice. Continuing on with the theme of the teaching-learning relationship and process from his first book. He talks about the permanent condition of becoming. The necessity of ultimate respect for all people, understanding of their plight from their perspective and duty to speak out where they cannot.

"It is fundamental for us to know that without certain qualities or virtues, such as a generous loving heart, respect for others, tolerance, humility, a joyful disposition, love of life, openness to what is new, a disposition to welcome change, perseverance in the struggle, a refusal of determinism, a spirit of hope, and openness to justice, progressive pedagogical practice is not possible. It is something that the merely scientific, technical mind cannot accomplish." pg 108
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Haack on February 3, 2010
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This book is fundamental reading for all college education majors as well as any individual interested in educational psychology.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dienne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 9, 2013
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Lifelong education activist Paulo Freire rejects any notion of education as "objective" or "impartial". Such education cannot exist. Any pretense that it does is an illusion that serves to mask and advance the agenda of those whose interests are served by the status quo - the moneyed, the powerful and the dominant culture.

Instead, Freire argues for embracing the subjectivity of education and teachers' roles as advocates and activists. Education is inherently the subjective encounter of two or more human beings, each with his or her own social and historical context - gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, ability, and historical experiences. It is only within that context that education can happen, so one of the first and primary roles of education is to explore and understand that context. Issues of injustice, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, poverty and social class are not to be politely side-stepped as if we are in fact all equal. It is only through confronting social constructs and power structures as they exist that we can begin to approach equality. Therefore, as such issues arise and exist, it is the teacher's responsibility to take sides - to favor the oppressed and the exploited and to stand up to such injustice. Anything else does violence to the subjectivity of the other and, thereto, to one's own.

Teaching is not merely the pouring of information into the empty vessel that is the student. It is rather the meeting of two (or more) active subjects in slightly different places on the learning path. The teacher too needs to be open to learning (and specifically, learning from the student). This means that the teachers needs to respect the experience and worldview of the student.
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