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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.

Dialogic and Liberating Actions
Dialogic and liberating actions
Ramón Flecha

Freire's first writing1 came to my hands in 1967, in the clandestine movement for democracy against the Francoist dictatorship. I was then 15 and was a high school student at Bilbao's Jesuits’ School, where students with good grades were oriented towards professions such as engineering or business management. Education was not part of my professional academic objective, but Freire's proposal provided us a theoretical and practical orientation for our literacy work in Bilbao's shanty town.

The act of reading conceived as a dialogic action, including its liberating sense, provided me with an educational vision that creatively connected with the activities of García Lorca's La Barraca theatre and with the author's work. García ...

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