Paulo Freire Quotes

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Paulo Freire Quotes

Critical reflection on practice is a requirement of the relationship between theory and practice. Otherwise theory becomes simply "blah, blah, blah, " and practice, pure activism.
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Education is freedom.

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Liberation is a praxis : the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.

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I do not accept history as determinism. I embrace history as possibility [where] we can demystify the evil in this perverse fatalism that characterizes the neoliberal discourse in the end of this century.

— Paulo Freire

P60- one does not liberate people by alienating them.
P62- consciousness is the constant unveiling of reality.

— Paulo Freire

To study is not to consume ideas, but to create and re-create them.

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The road to revolution involves openness to the people, not imperviousness to them; it involves communion with the people, not mistrust.

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I hope at least that the following will endure: my trust in the people, and my faith in men and women, and in the creation of a world in which it will be easier to love

— Paulo Freire

The oppressed want at any cost to resemble the oppressors." "They call themselves ignorant and say the 'professor' is the one who has knowledge and to whom they should listen." "Almost never do they realize that they, too, 'know things' they have learned in their relations with the world.

— Paulo Freire

Whether the teacher is authoritarian, undisciplined, competent, incompetent, serious, irresponsible, involved, a lover of people and of life, cold, angry with the world, bureaucratic, excessively rational, or whatever else, he/she will not pass through the classroom without leaving his or her mark on the students.

— Paulo Freire

The unfinished character of human beings and the transformational character of reality necessitate that education be an ongoing activity.

— Paulo Freire

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