bell hooks: education as the practice of freedom

“We were simply trying to change the way we went about our everyday lives so that our values and habits of being would reflect our commitment to freedom.”

-bell hooks (1994)


This quote can be found in Chapter 2, A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change of the book “Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom” published in 1994.


hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge.

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