Thinking with Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), a Brazilian educator in exile, was a staff consultant with the Office of Education, World Council of Churches, Geneva, at the time of these recordings. They were made during a visit to Australia in 1974. He gave these talks in English.

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), a Brazilian educator in exile, was a staff consultant with the Office of Education, World Council of Churches, Geneva, at the time of these recordings. They were made during a visit to Australia in 1974. He gave these talks in English.

His books 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' and 'Cultural Action for Freedom' are still in print. These recordings give a clear, often more simple presentation of basic thinking found in the books, containing vivid personal stories and illustrations.

A profound humanity and concern for his fellow man permeates Freire's conversations. The passing biographical references, the spontaneous wit and the gentle sarcasm all contribute to in interest of these recordings.

Subject: Education Philosophy.
Subject: Church and education.
Subject: Liberty.
General note: Recorded during Paulo Friere's visit to Australia,
1974, for the ACC Commission on Christian Education.

The short program notes offer clear and stimulating discussion questions.

Artist

Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), Brazilian educationalist, has left a significant mark on thinking about progressive practice. His 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' is still one of the most quoted educational texts (especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia). Freire was able to draw upon, and weave together, a number of strands of thinking about educational practice and liberation. Freire certainly made a number of important theoretical innovations that have had a considerable impact on the development of educational practice - and on informal education and popular education in particular. [Reproduced from the encyclopaedia of informal education: www.infed.org]


Track Listing

Disc 1. Christian faith and Marxism - Naive and shrewd Christians - Theology and liberation [75 minutes]

Disc 2. Education for liberation - Words and themes which 'open up' reality - Dehumanisation - generative theme? - Education motivation: role of
leadership - Praxis (action/reflection [76 minutes]

Disc 3. Education :authority and authoritarianism - Dialogue versus 'banking' education - Concientisation (critical awareness) - Violence - Class struggle
and illusions of neutrality [74 minutes]

Disc 4. The Church and the liberation of the oppressed - An adult literacy process [72 minutes]

Available only as a 4-CD set

Where to buy

Thinking with Paulo Freire can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$95.00 AUD
Category
Spoken word
Catalogue number
MCD 345
Alternate catalogue number
MCD345
Barcode
EAN 9314574034523