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Pedagogy of Indignation


reviewed by Peter Lucas — 2006

coverTitle: Pedagogy of Indignation
Author(s): Paulo Freire
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, Boulder
ISBN: 1594510512, Pages: 129, Year: 2004
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In the last years of his life, the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire was a prolific writer.  He wrote books, published letters, and several of his extended conversations were transcribed into “talking books.”  Although Freire will always be known for his early works such as Pedagogy of the Oppressed, published in 1970, his later work also deserves attention (Freire, 1970).  Many people, myself included, actually prefer his later work because Freire’s writing was more poetic, more sensitive to gender, and more expansive.   When Teachers College Record asked me to review Freire’s Pedagogy of Indignation, I was filled with both a sense of wonder and loss knowing that this was Freire’s final book.  While there may still be more Freire books in the future once all of his collected papers and interviews are translated, this title will undoubtedly become an important study for the simple but profound reason that these... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 17-22
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11884, Date Accessed: 5/26/2017 4:50:33 PM

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  • Peter Lucas
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    PETER LUCAS is a lecturer of peace education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research and teaching has focused on peace education, school violence and school safety in New York, international human rights education, the role of photography and film in human rights witnessing, small-arms disarmament education, violence and popular peace movements in Rio de Janeiro, and the changing state of human rights and peace in Turkey. His recent studies include “The Sequel to School Violence: Peace Education,” a paper about a school-based peace education program in a Brooklyn high school. He has also just finished a book entitled Viva Favela: Photojournalism, New Media, and Human Rights in Brazil.
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