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Paulo Freire Ashley and Amanda
Biography Born September 19,1921 in Brazil. Lived in an impoverished community in Recife, Brazil Attended Recife University Taught Portuguese in secondary schools ( ) Became active in adult Ed. and workers training Became the first director of the Department of Cultural Extension of Recife University ( ) 1964 jailed by new Gov. for his educational work with rural poor. Forced into political exile 1969 taught at Harvard University. Traveled internationally until he was invited back to Brazil in Died May 2, 1997
Background Information In 1962, the mayor of Recife appointed Freire as head of the adult literacy program. He taught 300 adults to read and write in 45 days. As a result of his success, the president of Brazil selected him to lead the National Literacy Program. Teaching literacy meant that more people could vote (illiterates could not vote in Brazil). After a government overthrow in 1964, Freire was jailed for 70 days and then exiled to Chile.
Works by Freire Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. [New York]: Herder and Herder, Freire, Paulo. Cultural action for freedom The Harvard educational review. Monograph series, no. 1. [Cambridge]: Harvard educational review, Freire, Paulo. Cultural action for freedom Penguin education. Harmondsworth,: Penguin, Freire, Paulo. Education for critical consciousness. [1st American ] ed. A Continuum book. New York,: Seabury Press, Freire, Paulo. Education, the practice of freedom. London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy in process : the letters to Guinea-Bissau A Continuum book. New York: Seabury Press, Freire, Paulo. A day with Paulo Freire. Delhi: I.S.P.C.K., Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy in process : the letters to Guinea-Bissau. New York: Continuum, Freire, Paulo. The politics of education : culture, power, and liberation. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey, Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum, Freire, Paulo, and Donaldo P. Macedo. Literacy : reading the word & the world Critical studies in education series. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1987 Freire, Paulo, and Antonio Faundez. Learning to question : a pedagogy of liberation. New York: Continuum, Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the city. New York: Continuum, Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. New rev. 20th-Anniversary ed. New York: Continuum, 1993.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) Examines the struggle for equality in the educational system Dedicated to the oppressed System of education that emphasizes learning as act of culture and freedom Banking education- the idea that children are like empty bank accounts and should remain open to knowledge from teachers Conscientization-shaping the person and society
Paulo Freire’s Educational theories Theory of value Theory of knowledge Theory of human nature Theory of learning Theory of transmission Theory of society Theory of opportunity Theory of consensus
Transformation of Education “The transformation of education cannot take place before the transformation of society, but this transformation of society needs education.” Global figure as far as Africa and Asia. Participated in teacher’s movements in Brazil in 1980.
“Understanding the student’s being and experiences opens up the possibility for the teacher to initiate dialogues” Freire believed that a student’s schema or experiences should be used in the classroom.