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TITLE

Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

AUTHOR

Paulo Freire

PUBLISHER

Rowman & Littlefield

YEAR

1998

PAGES

144

MEDIA

ORDER

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES


ANNOTATION

In Pedagogy of Freedom Paulo Freire travels ever more deeply into the territory where learning and activism are the essence of human life. This profound new book shows why an engaged way of learning and teaching is central to the creation of the individual, culture, and history. Freire finds in today's emerging global society a new context in which education cannot be indifferent to the reporduction of dominant ideologies and the interrogation of them. He argues against "progressive" liberalism and its passive acceptance of a world where unemployment and hunger must inevitably coexist with opulence. In so doing, he shows why an acceptance of fatalism leads to loss ofpersonal and societal freedom - and how those individuals who think without optimism have lost their place in history. This book displays the stricking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work.

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NUMBER

75

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