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Pedagogy of the hearth / Paulo Freire; notes Ana Maria Araújo Freire; translated by Donaldo Macedo, Alexandre Oliveira; foreword by Martin Carnoy; preface by Ladislau Dowbor

Main Author Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997 Secondary Author Carnoy, Martin
Freire, Ana Maria Araújo
Macedo, Donaldo, 1950
Oliveira, Alexandre
Corporate Author (Secondary) Dowbor, Ladislau Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Continuum, 2007 Description 141 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-8264-1131-2 CDU 371.48 FREIRE
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book represents some of the last writings by Paulo Freire, who has been acclaimed one of the most important educators of the twentieth century. Pedagogy of the Heart is filled with Freire's reminiscences of his early life and meditations "under my mango tree." These meditations include discussions of solitude and community, the limit of the Right, neoliberals and progressives, lessons from exile, the Lefts and the Right, dialogism, and faith and hope. Many of these subjects will be familiar to those who have read Freire before. For those coming to Freire for the first time, Pedagogy of the Heart will open new doors to the interrelations of education and political struggle. Further enhancing the text are substantive notes by Ana Maria Aranjo Freire.

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Paulo Freire has been called "the most important educator" of the second half of the 20th century; this book certainly confirms that judgment. It contains some of Freire's last writings, with extensive notes by his wife that provide additional data, explanations, extended discussion, and some bibliographical references. The topics include the importance of hope, contrasts between the political Right and Left and between neoliberals and progressives, "democratic administration" (pedagogical preparation and practice), and "dialogism"--Freire's signature approach. Freire is unfailingly commonsensical and politically and philosophically astute. The book reminds us that, more than anything else, pedagogy is political. Though politically left, Freire is not naively ideological or Manichaean. He is democratic, critical, and pedagogical; he counsels optimism, tolerance, perseverance, patience, and knowledge, among other values. The book is, in effect, a primer of Freire's earlier works: Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970), Education for Critical Consciousness (1973), and Pedagogy of Hope (CH, Feb'95). The translation is smooth and literate, and the preface by Ladislau Dowbor is especially instructive. Buy this book! All levels. R. R. Sherman; University of Florida

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Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read educational philosophers and practitioners in the world today, except in the United States, where he remains relatively unknown to many in the educational community as well as the general public. Freire received international acclaim and notoriety with his first and best-known work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, first published in English in 1970. His teachings draw much of their inspiration from a Marxist critique of society; for this reason he was forced into exile from his native Brazil in 1964, and his works were banned in many developing nations. His pedagogy for adult literacy has been implemented successfully in several African nations and has been the basis for literacy crusades in Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. His philosophical approach to education forms the basis for much of the critical theory work in education now taking place in the United States, Europe, and developing nations.

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