Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 18, 2014 - Education - 192 pages
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.

With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

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This is not just a book rather it is a vision of looking education as a process of liberation - the sole aim of education. It empowers true educators to use education as an authentic tool for the emancipation of human being. This tool of education is hitherto used as an instrument for domestication and oppression.This book really revolutionised the concept and content of education. I recommend everyone, who believe in the welfare of humanity, to must read this book. This book has given new inspiration every time when I read it time and again.  

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Publishers Foreword
Introduction to the Anniversary Edition by DONALDO MACEDO
Chapter 3
Dialogicsthe essence of education as the practice of freedom dialogics

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Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.

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