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Curriculum Discussion Paper
A look at the ideas of George Posner and Paulo Freire on the curriculum.
# 136978 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Theory)

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The paper relates that two authors were discussed in this course - George Posner and Paulo Freire. The paper explains that Friere is a marxist writer who defines the curriculum question and the relationship between student and teacher in terms of class struggle while Posner frames the discussion in terms of understanding that there are two elements to curriculum which he terms "curriculum consciousness" and "technique."

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"The readings we have done, both by Paulo Freire and by George Posner, raise many questions about curriculum development and the role of teachers. Based on my personal experiences, I found many aspects of what both wrote to be very true. However, both authors left me with unanswered questions and in some ways both seemed to do exactly what they were advising against when it comes to curriculum development. In "Pedagogy of the Oppressed", Paulo Freire makes many good points. His discussion in chapter two of the "banking concept of education" rang especially true for me and for my experiences. He writes, "In the banking...""

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