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By Paulo Freire, Ira Shor

… some of the most vital books for American academics. . . . in the event you educate, learn it on one of many days for those who are looking to give up. You'll both maintain instructing or give up with a clearer head. Democratic Schools

Highly instructed. . . . Written in a slightly attention-grabbing manner--primarily as a conversation--this publication serves properly as a casual but rigorous therapy of serious pedagogy. there's a passable combination of theoretical research and useful own anecdote. . . . The textual content is definitely researched. selection

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I think this is a very important point for teachers, because if you try a transition to liberatory education, you may need constant successes to convince you that you made the right decision. Paulo (Laughing) Very good! The traditional ideology is so strong that we need successes, in order for the young teacher above all to feel that he or she is right. Ira Successes may not come in the first year. What do you do then? You need someone to reasure you that they may appear in the second or third year, and even then, when you are so much better at transformative teaching, it still will not be a uniform experience.

They had family problems, and work problems, and school problems, and commuting problems, and so on. It was not my job to convince them they were unhappy. What a silly thing that would be, like being a negative crusader. Besides, to call them unhappy would be a gross oversimplification. They were happy and unhappy, optimistic and cynical, angry and resigned 24 A Pedagogy for Liberation They were many things all at once. I created conditions in class where people could speak the themes of their lives.

Now, as a young adult, getting to know adult workers was for me a rediscovery of what I knew before. It was a second chance to reknow what I learned about working life. In this new setting, I began to learn different lessons, another moment in my transformation. It was precisely my relationship with workers and peasants then that took me into more radical understandings of education. Of course, they did not intend to teach me what I learned by working with them! But, I learned there from my relationship with them that I should be humble concerning their wisdom.

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