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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.

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1 Paulo Freire Ashley and Amanda

2 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

3 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.

4 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.

5 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

6 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

7 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.

8 “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.

9   Video about Critical Pedagogy


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