The Allegory of the Cave
Plato: The Allegory of the Cave, from The Republic
[Source: Reading About the World, Volume 1, edited by Paul Brians, et al.] In this excerpt, Socrates is conversing with Glaucon.
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The Banking Concept of Education
The Banking Concept of Education by Paulo Freire
This excerpt consists of Chapter 2 from PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED by Paulo Freire. New York: Continuum Books, 1993.
A careful analysis of the teacher-stu
The Loss of the Creature
The Loss of the Creature by Walker Percy
Every explorer names his island Formosa, beautiful. To him it is beautiful because, being first, he has access to it and can see it for what it is. But to no one else is