Freire became familiar with poverty and hunger during the 1929 Great Depression . These experiences would shape his concerns for the poor and would help to construct his particular educational viewpoint. In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing. Projecting an absolute ignorance onto others, a characteristic of the ideology of oppression, negates education and knowledge as processes of inquiry.
Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.
教育 涵括 :
一系列的孩童教導和 學科 , 啟迪悟性，改正脾氣 ;
EDUCA'TION , ( cont’.) -- Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language
To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.