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Teachers as cultural workers : letters to those who dare teach / Paulo Freire ; translated by Donaldo Macedo, Dale Koike, and Alexandre Oliveira ; with a foreword by Donaldo Macedo and Ana Maria Araújo Freire.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library LB880.F73 P76413 2005 37684001097814 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0813343291
  • ISBN: 9780813343297
  • Physical Description: xlix, 184 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Expanded ed.
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"With new commentary by Peter McLaren, Joe L. Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg"--Cover.
Previous edition: 1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A pedagogical trap -- Reading the world/reading the word -- Don't let the fear of what is difficult paralyze you -- I came into the teacher training program because I had no other options -- On the indispensable qualities of progressive teachers for their better performance -- The first day of school -- On the relationship between the educator and the learners -- From talking to learners to talking to them and with them; from listening to learners to being heard by them -- Cultural identity and education -- Concrete context/theoretical context -- Once more the question of discipline -- To know and to grow -- everything yet to see.
Summary, etc.:
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.-- Publisher description.
Language Note:
Translated from the Portuguese.
Subject: Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997.
Education > Philosophy.
Teaching > Social aspects.
Teaching > Vocational guidance.
Popular education.

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