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Just as it is important in Latin America to discuss ideas that come from North America, I think it is interesting for North Americans to…
Every society needs to examine itself in relation to other societies.
I am an educator who thinks globally.
The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom.
Those truly committed to liberation must reject the banking concept in its entirety, adopting instead a concept of women and men as conscious beings and…
Revolution is born as a social entity within the oppressor society.
Manipulation, sloganizing, depositing, regimentation, and prescription cannot be components of revolutionary praxis, precisely because they are the components of the praxis of domination.
At times, I have been criticized by some philosophers of education, who place me in postures that they classify pejoratively as ‘revolutionary.’ But I have…
It’s no sin to make a critical study of Brazil’s reality. A small percentage own land. Most people don’t.
Education is freedom.
Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content…
At a certain point in their existential experience, the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction toward the oppressor and his way of life. Sharing this way…
It is not systematic education which somehow molds society, but, on the contrary, society which, according to its particular structure, shapes education in relation to…
How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?
It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information.
Education must begin with the solution of the student-teacher contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people.
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