"Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire Book Review by The Research Group

"Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire
A review of the work on a revolutionary educational theory designed to fight Third World adult illiteracy as applied to American public schools.
# 15453 | 3,375 words | 4 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2003 in Education (Theory)


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"This paper is a discussion of one of the more radical and influential theories of education, Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and its relationship and applicability to the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the guidelines used by public schools throughout America to determine the effectiveness and purposes of elementary and secondary school education.

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"This paper is a discussion of one of the more radical and influential theories of education, Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and its relationship and applicability to the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the guidelines used by public schools throughout America to determine the effectiveness and purposes of elementary and secondary school education. Freire, a Brazilian educator and theorist, was driven from his native Brazil by a military coup, an act that allowed him to bring his revolutionary approach to pedagogy directly to other educational systems. Although conceived as a response to adult illiteracy within oppressive Third World regimes, Freire's unique way of looking at education in general has strongly influenced educational philosophy in many other settings. This paper considers whether his radical..."

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