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Of Maps and Leapfrogs: Popular Education and Other Disruptions


Robert Francis Garcia


Popular Education for People's Empowerment







Popular Education for People's Empowerment 3 Road 1, Pag-asa Quezon City, Philippines 1105





This book is PEPE (Popular Education for People's Empowerment)'s first "pop-ed child." PEPE first thought of coming up with a book about popular education sometime in 1993. While they originally wanted to simply publish a book on popular education techniques, they later realized this would not meet popular educators' needs and thus expanded the project to include more theoretical and historical content. The entire PEPE staff was brought in, along with some "very close friends," so contribute their ideas and techniques so as to provide the most diverse assortment of pop-ed strategies as possible. This book attempts to show both "strands" it sees in popular education: the popular one-- that is, that which is simple, easily understood, creative with a dash of humor; and the rigorously theoretical side. The book is for popular educators-trainers and educators in non-governmental organizations and people's organizations. Academics may also find it useful, as well as government and private-sector employees who are involved in human-resource development. Of course, the authors also welcome the content to all involved in greater civil society. There are three major sections to this book: "Meanings and Beginnings", "Paragons Lost, Paradigms Gained", and "Appendices". The first section tackles the history of and connections to Popular Education in an attempt not to define it, but, rather, describe it. It includes a subsection on postmodernism and the conception of PEPE. The second details commonly used strategies of aspects of popular education to further describe it. It also includes a subsection on the "PEPE framework" and various methods. The final section supplies the theoretical "strand" of popular education, with contributions from three different authors.




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