Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 1, 2000 - Education - 183 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.For more information, visit

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Fantastic educational liberating book. - Goodreads
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This is the first nonfiction book that hit me like Crime and Punishment or Lord of the Rings. Having read this book, I can't see life the same way again. I am reminded how our society is structured to ... Read full review

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The ideas are provoking and make me think about what I want my classes to be and how I want to interact with future students. The language is dense and surprisingly not as accessible as I thought it would be. Read full review

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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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