Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Quotes by Paulo Freire and many others.
The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.
Education is suffering from narration sickness.
Freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift. It must be pursued constantly and responsibly. Freedom is not an ideal located outside of man; nor is it an idea which becomes myth. It is rather the indispensable condition for the quest for human completion.
Only through communication can human life hold meaning.
Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;вЂ¦ to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.
Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students.
To speak a true word is to transform the world.
This pedagogy makes oppression and its causes objects of reflection by the oppressed, and from that reflection will come their necessary engagement in the struggle for their liberation. And in the struggle this pedagogy will be made and remade
One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.
Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity.
The oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors.
The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom.
How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?
Certain members of the oppressor class join the oppressed in their struggle for liberation.
Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.
Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle.