Pedagogy of the Oppressed Topics for Discussion

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How could Freire's pedagogy for the oppressed be applied in an inner-city classroom? Can the pedagogy be adapted to public school classrooms (typically institutions of oppression, according to Freire)?

Freire describes oppression as "violence." Is societal oppression based on historical and economic factors violence? Why or why not?

Are traditional methods of education oppressive?

Freire argues that to help oppressed people, one must enter into solidarity with them, and in effect, join the oppressed, otherwise any help is false generosity and counterproductive charity. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Is it possible to educate oppressed people living in poverty to give them a critical awareness of their own situation?

Freire argues that all oppressors, members of upper classes, naturally strive to maintain the obsessive situation, which works to their advantage, dehumanizing and blaming the oppressed people for their own plights. Do you agree...

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