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    • Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire
    • Who is Paulo Freire? Take a look at this brief biography on Freire How did his life experiences influence his thinking and ideas that we see in Pedagogy of the Oppressed?
    • Critical Pedagogy Freire was a critical pedagogy theorist – but what does that mean? Click here to find out more about it  Our old friend John Dewey was also influential in the field of critical pedagogy, but perhaps some of the other authors we’ve read would agree with these ideas as well – what do you think?
    • Methods of Education Check out this video for a quick review on what Freire wrote about the banking concept of education vs. the problem-posing method
    • Banking or Problem-Posing? Freire makes a strong case for the problem-posing method of education. Teachers can certainly learn from their students, and dialogue is very important in the classroom. How do you feel about his transfer of oppression to the school setting? This can be looked at in a couple ways…  Oppression of minorities  Oppression of student by teacher (regardless of race, culture, gender, age, etc.)
    • With which method would the other authors we have studied agree? BANKING CONCEPT PROBLEM-POSING METHOD
    • Banned Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed was banned from schools in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year, along side the suspension controversy of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program. The ban on Freire is based on his political leanings toward socialism, but the developers of the MAS program simply liked his ideas about education.  As Julio Cammarota said, “‘Why aren’t they talking about Jack London? Why aren’t they talking about Steinbeck or Orwell? All of them were open socialists.’”  What do you think? Is this ban Freire’s oppression at work?
    • The Oppressed: Who Are They? There are different ways that people can be oppressed – just think of all the types of prejudices that exist in our society Social relations are dynamic and contextual How about “adultism”, that is, the “overbearing domination of adults” over children? Here, Freire’s ideas are applied to Maria Montessori’s
    • Overcoming Injustice Watch this interview with Freire He supported multicultural education, which is apparent in his discussion about tolerance of other languages He also says people need to learn the dominant syntax to overcome injustice What do you make of this in terms of what he said about the oppressed enabling their situation by buying into the conditions set forth by the oppressed?
    • The Complexity of the Issue We’ve already discussed the delicate and elaborate nature of education’s role in this country Even after his death, Freire’s work lives on  “Democracy is a fragile entity…Understanding these diverse dimensions and structures that shape schooling and the knowledge it conveys is necessary…to the very survival of democratic schooling – not to mention the continued existence of democracy itself.” Do you think critical pedagogy can account for the complexity of improving education? If so, how? If not, why?
    • ReferencesAbout paulo friere. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2012, from http://www.pedagogyoftheoppressed.com/author/Education as human liberation (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2012, from http://www.csupomona.edu/~plin/ls201/montess_freire2.htmlKincheloe, J. L. (n.d.) Retrieved November 18, 2012, from http://www.freireproject.org/Freire_Critical_Pedagogy_Project_DescriptionKylarayen. (2012, March 13). Freire’s banking concept of education [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoxHpNYFg5ELiteracyDotOrg. (2009, December 30). Paulo freire – an incredible conversation [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWjnkFypFAPlanas, R. (2012, April 19). Neither banned nor allowed: Mexican american studies in limbo in arizona. Retrieved from http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/19/neither-banned- nor-allowed-mexican-american-studies-in-limbo-in-arizona/What is critical pedagogy? (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2012 from http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_Critical_Pedagogy.htm