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Juliette Storr - associate professor of communications, Penn State Beaver

Book Title: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Author: Paulo Freire

Book Description:

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), the Brazilian educationalist, has left a brilliant treatise on progressive education. His work Pedagogy of the Oppressed is one of the most often quoted texts on education. Pedagogy of the Oppressed advocates “problem-posing” education that focuses on praxis and transformation. Pedagogy of the Oppressed has also made significant contributions to post colonial theories. Freire’s seminal work helps us to critically understand the tensions, contradictions, fears, and hopes of post colonial people and the types of social institutions that have emerged to serve the needs, values and beliefs of people who live a colonized existence.


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