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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.
edition
Expanded ed.
imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview, c2005.
description
xlix, 184 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0813343291 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview, c2005.
isbn
0813343291 (pbk.)
standard identifier
9780813343297
9780813343297 (pbk.)
general note
"With new commentary by Peter McLaren, Joe L. Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg"--Cover.
Edition statement from cover.
Previous ed.: 1998.
language note
Translated from the Portuguese.
catalogue key
6182609
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Upon its original publication in Portuguese, Teachers as Cultural Workers became an instant success. Paulo Freire's book, first translated and published in English in 1997 speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire's words challenge all those 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 observing the curiosity of students and the manner through which students develop strategies for learning, the teacher is helped in discovering doubts, successes, and the teacher's mistakes. When teaches open themselves to recognize the different roads students take in order to learn, they 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 Shirley Steinberg, Joe Kincheloe and Peter McClaren add their reflections on the relevance of Freire's work to the study and practice of education across the globe.
Main Description
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.
Long Description
Upon its recent publication in Portuguese, Paulo Freire's newest book, Teachers as Cultural Workers, became an instant success. This English translation is sure to meet with similar acclaim. Here, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. No other book so cogently explains the implications for classroom practice of Freire's latest ideas and the pathbreaking theories found in Pedagogy of the Oppressed and other treatises.This book challenges all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. Freire 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 observing the curiosity of students and the manner through which students develop strategies for learning, the teacher is helped in discovering doubts, successes, and the teacher's mistakes. When teachers open themselves to recognize the different roads students take in order to learn, they 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book challenges all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. Freire speaks directly to teachers about lessons he has learned during a lifetime of experience as an educator.
Main Description
InTeachers 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.
Table of Contents
Preface : a pedagogy for life
First words : a pedagogical trapp. 1
First letter : reading the world/reading the wordp. 31
Second letter : don't let the fear of what is difficult paralyze youp. 49
Third letter : I came into the teacher training program because I had no other optionsp. 61
Fourth letter : on the indispensable qualities of progressive teachers for their better performancep. 71
Fifth letter : the first day of schoolp. 85
Sixth letter : on the relationship between the educator and the learnersp. 97
Seventh letter : from talking to learners to talking to them and with them; from listening to learners to being heard by themp. 111
Eighth letter : cultural identity and educationp. 123
Ninth letter : concrete context/theoretical contextp. 135
Tenth letter : once more the question of disciplinep. 155
Last words : to know and to grow - everything yet to seep. 163
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