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Teachers as cultural workers : letters to those who dare teache / Paulo Freire; translated by Donaldo Macedo, Dale Koike, Alexandre Oliveira; with a foreword by Donaldo Macedo, Ana Maria Araújo Freire

Main Author Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997 Secondary Author Freire, Ana Maria Araújo
Koike, Dale
Macedo, Donaldo, 1950
Macedo, Donaldo, 1950
Oliveira, Alexandre
Country Estados Unidos. Edition expanded edition Publication Boulder : Westview, cop. 2005 Description XLIX, 184 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-8133-4329-1
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In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire's words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why a teacher's success depends on a permanent commitment to learning and training, as part of an ongoing appraisal of classroom practice. By opening themselves to recognition of the different roads students take inorder to learn, teachers will become involved in a continual reconstruction of their own paths of curiosity, opening the doors to habits of learning that will benefit everyone in the classroom. In essays new to this edition, well-known and respected educators Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg add their reflections on the relevance of Freire's work to the study and practice of education across the globe.

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Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a world-renowned Brazilian education scholar. Perhaps the most influential thinker about education in the late twentieth century, Freire has been particularly popular with informal educators with his emphasis on dialogue and his concern for the oppressed. His legacy of commitment, love and hope to American educators can be found in the critical pedagogy which infuses hundreds of "grass roots" organizations, college classrooms, and most recently school reform efforts in majorurban areas. Freire was a prolific writer and author of many books. His most important work was Pedagogy of the Oppressed in which he describes the oppressive mechanisms of a capitalist education.

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