Freire and Education

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Routledge, Oct 10, 2014 - Education - 182 pages

One of the most influential educational philosophers of our times, Paulo Freire contributed to a revolutionary understanding of education as an empowering and democratizing force in the lives of the disenfranchised. In this deeply personal introduction to the man and his ideas, Antonia Darder reflects on how Freire’s work has illuminated her own life practices and thinking as an educator and activist. Including both personal memories and a never-before published, powerful dialogue with Freire himself, Darder offers a unique "analysis of solidarity," in mind and spirit. A heartfelt look at the ways Freire can still inspire a critically intellectual and socially democratic life, this book is certain to open up his theories in entirely new ways, both to those already familiar with his work and those coming to him for the first time.

 

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Contents

Our Historical Task
1
Embodying Our Humanity
47
Awakening Critical Consciousness
80
A Dialogue with Paulo Freire
132
Epilogue Our Struggle Continues
166
REFERENCES
173
INDEX
177
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Antonia Darder is Professor Emerita of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds the Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University.

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