Pedagogy of the City

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Continuum, 1993 - Education - 168 pages
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An important look at education and the urban poor, and a continuation of the experiments in education of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Freire describes the everyday struggles, political as well as administrative, fought in the urban schools of Sao Paulo during Freire's recent 10-year tenure as minister of education.

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I have a strong feeling that the translation does not do this book justice. There are a lot of odd turns of phrase and labyrinthine sentence structures. That said, interesting to hear how Freire applied his theory to reforming Sao Paolo schools. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Paulo Freire speeches, writing, and interview on his position as Secretary of Education for the city of San Paulo. His theory and terminology is much easier to understand here, because they are explained in everyday language. Read full review

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Preliminary Considerations
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About the author (1993)

Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read educational philosophers and practitioners in the world today, except in the United States, where he remains relatively unknown to many in the educational community as well as the general public. Freire received international acclaim and notoriety with his first and best-known work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, first published in English in 1970. His teachings draw much of their inspiration from a Marxist critique of society; for this reason he was forced into exile from his native Brazil in 1964, and his works were banned in many developing nations. His pedagogy for adult literacy has been implemented successfully in several African nations and has been the basis for literacy crusades in Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. His philosophical approach to education forms the basis for much of the critical theory work in education now taking place in the United States, Europe, and developing nations.

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