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Pedagogy of the Oppressed | Study Guide

Paulo Freire

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Paulo Freire

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Nonfiction, Philosophy

At a Glance

Paulo Freire was a Brazilian educator dedicated to helping lift peasants from a life of oppression by engaging them in critical consciousness, or conscientização, about their situations. During his time in political exile, Freire created a pedagogy, or teaching method, to guide revolutionary leaders in their attempt to encourage oppressed people to join in political action through respectful dialogue.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed refers to Freire's program for educating oppressed people, in which students gain awareness of their political, cultural, economic, and social circumstances while becoming literate.


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