First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire’s work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.
With a substantive new introduction on Freire’s life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.
“An inspiring and inspired document arising out of concrete experience with peasants, urban laborers, and middle class converts to freedom. . . . This book will prompt the reader to reconsider his or her situation in an oppressive society.”—Christian Century
“[Paulo Freire] radiates the kind of immediateness that only a philosopher engulfed by terrible reality can project.”—America
“Pedagogy of the Oppressed meets the single criterion of a ‘classic’: it has outlived his own time and its author’s. For any teacher who links education to social change, this is required reading. Freire remains the most important writer on popular education and surely the virtual founder of the perspective known as Critical Pedagogy.”—Stanley Aronowitz
“This is truly revolutionary pedagogy.”—Ivan Illich
“Wherever education is explicitly involved in struggles for equity and justice, Freire’s ideas and his books, especially Pedagogy of the Oppressed, will live on.” —Herbert Kohl in The Nation
“Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character.”—Jonathan Kozol
About the Author
Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.
- Publisher : Continuum; 30th Anniversary edition (September 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 183 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0826412769
- ISBN-13 : 978-0826412768
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.53 x 8.84 inches