Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition

Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Education & Learning
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Publisher's Summary

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing.

This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor, and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramon Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren, and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general audiences for years to come.

©1993 Paulo Freire; Copyright 2018 by Paulo Freire and contributors; Copyright Introduction 2018 by Donaldo Macedo; Copyright Afterword 2018 by Ira Shor (P)2018 Tantor

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Not easy listening

Parts of this book are written in very abstract terms. Hard enough to follow in a book, pretty hard to listen to. (I am a philosophy professor and I'm reading the book to prepare a course in philosophy of education, so it's not as if I'm unused to difficult texts).

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Relevant

I am on a journey immersing myself on topics of educational leadership, the public systems, social justice, and the need for the decolonization of education. This work is a required text for this journey.

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Excellent book and excellent commentary

This audible is very coherent and illustrative. I never got the chance to fully read the actual book. Listening to the audible left no stone unturned. I will certainly listen to this audible again and again.

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Eye opening

Very good book, gives a great insight into ways that leaders and educators can help fix the inequality that burdens the world.

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Steps to derailing the current Oppressive World

Loved the context. Outstanding and provides steps for addressing the current world situation. Great listening.

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fantastic book should be required reading

I loved this book and will be rereading it many times. this book helps explain everything that is wrong with the world and how to fix it.

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  • 01-22-20

overwhelmed at first

audio books has opened a hole new world of written word for me. very interesting

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  • 05-17-20

Totally praiseworthy

Better than expected and I had high expectations! A must read for anyone who wants to make a positive influence on the world.

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  • 11-17-18

A must read for all educators

Amazing. the new foreword and interviews add a lot of depth. I would advise this for all teachers and students to help inform their learning processes.

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  • 07-25-19

overcomplicated, Hegelian debledegook

So overcomplicated, so much writing like Hegel, a few interesting remarks but in general over and over the same and -ation -tion and so on. The reading is hard to listen to: monotonous, there's an echo.