March 2012 Selection: Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

In March we will be discussing Mohsen’s pick
“Pedagogy of the Oppressed”
Mohsen provides the following information about his pick:
Book Summery, Paulo Freire, a Brazilian born Educator, Writer and Activist shares his insights as well as personal life experiences on the subject matter of Education as whole.
“Pedagogy of the Oppressed” offers a new Education doctrine, as Paulo places the burden of learning on the student, and the responsibility of teaching on teachers, he suggest that the present day Education system must be re-invigorated, that the present system is designed to dehumanize people, segregate and sub-divide the society into classes, thus contributing to economic disparity among people, especially, people of lesser fortunes.
He offers a new shared student, teacher classroom curriculum-communication method, some of the topics covered in the book are academic teaching technique failures, the banking concept of Education, racism, social class, liberation, fundamentalism among, I hope our post read discussion include, early teaching to early learning, The West vs The East, the society’s youth and its social skills and development and how education could be different to help improve the future generations.


About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.
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