Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Penguin Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'The foremost work on the key democratic task: helping people to identify and challenge the sources of their oppression ... a transformative text' George Monbiot, Guardian

Arguing that 'education is freedom', Paulo Freire's radical international classic contends that traditional teaching styles keep the poor powerless by treating them as passive, silent recipients of knowledge. Grounded in Freire's own experience teaching impoverished and illiterate students in his native Brazil and over the world, this pioneering book instead suggests that through co-operation, dialogue and critical thinking, every human being can develop a sense of self and fulfil their right to be heard.

'Truly revolutionary' Ivan Illich

Book information

ISBN: 9780241301111
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 370.115
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10417
Number of pages: 155
Weight: 126g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 12mm