Explorations of Educational Purpose

Paulo Freire: Teaching for Freedom and Transformation

The Philosophical Influences on the Work of Paulo Freire

Authors: Dale, John, Hyslop-Margison, Emery J.

  • Provides the first in-depth examination of the philosophical foundations of Freire's contribution to education
  • Evaluates the extent to which Freire successfully weaves various philosophical positions into a coherent pedagogy
  • Explains how Freire's pedagogy might be applied in contemporary education programs within a neo-liberal context
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About this book

A lack of in-depth philosophical analysis has left an unacceptable deficit in the understanding, appreciating and applying of Paulo Freire’s work. This lack of analysis promotes frequent misconceptions and creates superficial practice within education. Indeed, the philosophical assumptions contributing to Freire’s critical pedagogy require significant intellectual effort to identify, unravel, and ultimately evaluate on the basis of their epistemic, moral and pedagogical tenability. This book generates a far richer and yet more accessible understanding of Freire’s theories. It does so because such important ideas, values and attitudes should not suffer from classroom superficiality. Ideas such as banking education, conscientization and humanization are debased when they are reduced to slogans lacking the intellectual support they deserve. In order to understand such terms and their origins more fully, a more in depth examination of Freire’s concepts and their philosophical origins is desperately needed. This accessible book provides teachers, students and others with precisely such an examination of Freire’s ideas on transformative education.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Our Journey to Freire

    Dale, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Metaphors, Politics, and Biography

    Dale, John (et al.)

    Pages 33-69

  • Pedagogy of Humanism

    Dale, John (et al.)

    Pages 71-104

  • Marxism, Existentialism, and Freire

    Dale, John (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

  • Freire’s Critical Pedagogy: Summary and Conclusions

    Dale, John (et al.)

    Pages 129-160

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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2854-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paulo Freire: Teaching for Freedom and Transformation
Book Subtitle
The Philosophical Influences on the Work of Paulo Freire
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9100-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9100-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9099-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3350-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2854-7
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 172
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