Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love

Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love

Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love

Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love

Synopsis

Reinventing Paulo Freire is a homage to Paulo Freire by one of his proteges. The author explores the legacy of Paulo Freire, interviews eight former Freire students who are now teachers themselves, and reflects on teaching practice, as demonstrated by Freire himself.

Excerpt

What excellence is this that manages to coexist with more that a billion inhabitants of the developing world who live in poverty, not to say misery? Not to mention the all but indifference with which it coexists with "pockets of poverty" and misery in its own, developed body. What excellence is this that sleeps in peace while numberless men and women make their home in the street, and says it is their own fault that they are on the street? What excellence is this that struggles so little, if it struggles at all, with discrimination for reasons of sex, class, or race?

PAULO FREIRE,
Pedagogy of Hope (1994)

As these words illustrate, Paulo Freire was deeply conscious of the myriad of illusions that masquerade within modern society as justice, freedom, autonomy, and democracy. At a time when the United States touts its agenda of "excellence" for the democratization of the world, what we find is greater economic . . .

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