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This extensive Handbook brings together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections: Section 1: Reading Paulo Freire; Section 2: Social Theories; Section 3: Key Figures in Critical Pedagogy; Section 4: Global Perspectives; Section 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Section 6: Education and Praxis; Section 7: Teaching and Learning; Section 8: Communities and Activism; Section 9: Communication and Media; Section 10: Arts and Aesthetics; Section 11: Critical Youth Studies; and Section 12: Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies.

Freire Contra Freire: An Interplay in Three Acts
Freire contra freire: an interplay in three acts
John Willinsky

In ‘The Importance of the Act of Reading', Freire offers heartfelt ruminations on parents, teachers, pets, ghosts, and books, as ‘informally as possible', in an opening address to the 1981 Brazilian Congress of Reading in Campinas. Only the year before had he been able to move back to Brazil after 15 years in political exile. The country's military dictatorship had passed an amnesty law in 1979 permitting the repatriation of exiles, even as the law sought to protect the faltering regime from human-rights prosecution. He does not mention his exile in this address, but describes returning, at almost 60 years of age and ...

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