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TITLE

Pedagogies for the Non-Poor

AUTHOR

Alice Frazer Evans, Robert Evans & William Bean Kennedy

PUBLISHER

Orbis Books

YEAR

1994

PAGES

286

MEDIA

ORDER

Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York 10545

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

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ANNOTATION

"How to reject our privilege? If I change the way of understanding you, instead of making charity I have to make justice. And it is too expensive to make justice, no"? In an interview in this book Paulo Freire makes those comments about educating the non-poor. He also states: "The question is not to describe clearly the world but to transform it". There is a seeming impasse: on the one hand there is resistance, and on the other a call for transformation. Pedagogies for the Non-Poor succeeds in breaking down that impasse. The authors and contributors set out to shape educational models - rooted in Freire's pedagogy for the poor - that would help to transform the non-poor and break down the ideology of privilege. But their goal was not to write a book about transformative education for the non-poor: it was to shape a book that engages readers in the process of transformation. The vehicle chosen for engaging readers in that process is the case study - eight of which make up part 1. Each case places readers in a conflictual and open-ended situation, and response to a key issue is demanded. Further, each case is followed by commentaries, teaching guides, discussion questions, and a list of resources. Part 2 contains Freire's and the authors' analyses of the individual cases and of the process of transformative education in general. Thus the book is an essential tool for all educators, scholars, and groups that are struggling to find ways to shape a more just world.

NOTES

NUMBER

58

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