- Subject index
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.
Chapter 2: Linking My World to the Word
Linking My World to the Word
Paulo Freire's ability to compellingly link the personal to the political and the pedagogical is evident in his discussion of his life as a young reader of both the world and the word. In his essay, ‘The Importance of the Act of Reading', Freire provides captivating examples of his ability at a young age to discern the relationship between text and context while engaging with print.1 He poetically describes how ‘[t]he texts, the words, the letters of the context were incarnated in a series of things, objects, [and] signs … [I]n perceiving these, I experienced myself, and the more I experienced myself, the more my ...