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souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quote-Unquote: Paulo Freire

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity, or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world."
--Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1969.

(Context: The philosophy of Paulo Freire forms a critical element of non-governmental education development in India, including the organization where I work, the People's Rural Education Movement, about which more is coming to this blog.)

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