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This review is from: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
This is an excellent book.
I do not have a great deal to add to many reviews that have been written on this widely read book. But I would like to say a couple of things here.
First of all, this book has often been criticised for being biassed. Indeed, Freire expresses a strong bias. But, he makes no attempt to hide this and is often quite explicitly self-conscious of his own bias. All points of view are biassed. The reader should be wary on any book that claims to be "objective" or "unbiassed" on any subject. Selection and perspective are inevitable.
Secondly, Freire did make some quite naive remarks about Lenin and Mao, and he had very romantic view of the Cuban revolution, but these do not detract from the insights and intelligence of his views of education and how it can aid human liberation from oppression.
Thirdly, this book should be read alongside his Education for Critical Consciousness.