Summary: In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire's words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why a teacher's success depends on a permanent commitment to learning and training, as part of an ongoing appraisal of classroom practice. By opening themselves to rec
ognition of the different roads students take in order to learn, teachers will become involved in a continual reconstruction of their own paths of curiosity, opening the doors to habits of learning that will benefit everyone in the classroom. In essays new to this edition, well-known and respected educators Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg add their reflections on the relevance of Freire's work to the study and practice of education across the globe.
Summary: In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire's words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why a teacher's success depends on a permanent commitment to learning and training, as part of an ongoing appraisal of classroom practice. By opening themselves to recognition of the different roads students take in order to learn, teachers will become involved in a continual reconstruction of their own paths of curiosity, opening the doors to habits of learning that will benefit everyone in the classroom. In essays new to this edition, well-known and respected educators Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg add their reflections on the relevance of Freire's work to the study and practice of education across the globe. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:(REV)05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Westview Press, Inc. Published: 01/11/2006 International: No
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Preface : a pedagogy for life
First words : a pedagogical trap
First letter : reading the world/reading the word
Second letter : don't let the fear of what is difficult paralyze you
Third letter : I came into the teacher training program because I had no other options
Fourth letter : on the indispensable qualities of progressive teachers for their better performance
Fifth letter : the first day of school
Sixth letter : on the relationship between the educator and the learners
Seventh letter : from talking to learners to talking to them and with them; from listening to learners to being heard by them
Eighth letter : cultural identity and education
Ninth letter : concrete context/theoretical context
Tenth letter : once more the question of discipline
Last words : to know and to grow - everything yet to see
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