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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's ‘Act of Reading': Inspiring and Emboldening
Freire's “act of reading”: inspiring and emboldening
Hermán S. Garcia

Studying Paulo Freire's, ‘The Importance of the Act of Reading'1 is challenging and quite thought-provoking. His historical avowal of ‘reading the world always precedes reading the word'2, p. 23 and vice versa is a Freirean proclamation that embodies his notion of criticity regarding the importance of reading as a human act. It obliges the pursuit of an archeological inquiry of literacy itself. The question of whether reading is an art or a science has for time immemorial been a leading interrogative. This million dollar question may never assemble a definitive response, however, it may be worthy of an instructive examination since an overmuch ...

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