This anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed features a new introduction by Henry A. Giroux and commemorates the life and work of Paulo Freire. In the book,Freire argues that education must be accessible to all people if they are to achieve their full potential as humans. He also believes that teachers must help students recognize themselves as agents of change in order for them to become empowered members of society. This influential book has been translated into more than twenty languages and is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding critical pedagogy theory.
For who is this book for ?
The Pedagogy of the Oppressed is a book for people who are interested in education and learning. It provides an in-depth look at critical pedagogy theory, which encourages teachers to help students recognize themselves as agents of change.
- This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding critical pedagogy theory.
- The book has been translated into more than twenty languages.
- This anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed features a new introduction by Henry A. Giroux
- difficult to read
- may be outdated
- not applicable in all settings
Learn more about the author
Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who is widely recognized as one of the most influential voices in the field of critical pedagogy. His many books include Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Politics of Education, and Brazil: ASchool for Democracy.
“A truly foundational text in the field of education.”
“This is an amazing and life-changing book. Paulo Freire has a way of getting to the heart of oppressive structures and offering ways for people to resist and create change. I have read it several times and each time find something new that speaks to my work as an educator.”
“The most important book on education to be published in the twentieth century.”
“This is an amazing book! I have read it multiple times and each time I get something new from it. It has really inspired me to think about the ways that I am complicit in oppression, even when I’m trying to do good.”