Presuppositions-a critique; the problem-posing concept of education as an
Instrument for liberation-its presuppositions; the "banking" concept and
The teacher-student contradiction; the problem-posing concept and the
Supersedence of the teacher-student contradiction; education: a mutual
Process, world-mediated; people as uncompleted beings, conscious of their
Incompletion, and their attempt to be more fully human.
Dialogics -the essence of education as the practice of freedom; dialogics
And dialogue; dialogue and the search for program content; the human-world
Relationship, "generative themes," and the program content of education as
The practice of freedom; the investigation of "generative themes" and its
Methodology; the awakening of critical consciousness through the
Investigation of "generative themes"; the various stages of the
Antidialogics and dialogics as matrices of opposing theories of cultural
Action: the former as an instrument of oppression and the latter as an
Instrument of liberation; the theory of antidialogical action and its
Characteristics: conquest, divide and rule, manipulation, and cultural
Invasion; the theory of dialogical action and its characteristics:
Cooperation, unity, organization, and cultural synthesis.
"This is truly revolutionary pedagogy."--Ivan Illich "An inspiring and inspired document arising out of concrete experience with peasants, urban laborers, and middle class converts to freedom. . . . This book will prompt the reader to reconsider his or her situation in an oppressive society." Christian Century "Wherever education is explicitly involved in struggles for equity and justice, Freire's ideas and his books, especially Pedagogy of the Oppressed, will live on." Herbert Kohl in The Nation "[Paulo Freire] radiates the kind of immediateness that only a philosopher engulfed by terrible reality can project." America "Pedagogy of the Oppressed meets the single criterion of a 'classic': it has outlived his own time and its author's. For any teacher who links education to social change, this is required reading. Freire remains the most important writer on popular education and surely the virtual founder of the perspective known as Critical Pedagogy." Stanley Aronowitz "This is truly revolutionary pedagogy." Ivan Illich "Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character." Jonathan KozolRead more...