Paulo Freire: Authentic Liberation

“Authentic liberation – the process of humanization – is not another deposit to be made in men. Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it. Those truly committed to the cause of liberation can accept neither the mechanistic concept of consciousness as an empty vessel to be filled, not the use of banking methods of domination (propaganda, slogans – deposits) in the name of liberation.”

-Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970)

Learn more about this quote by visiting the Global Campaign for Peace Education’s very own Peace Education Quotes & Memes: A Peace Education Bibliography.  The bibliographic directory is an edited collection of annotated quotes of perspectives on theory, practice, policy, and pedagogy in peace education. Each quote/bibliographic entry is complemented by an artistic meme that you are encouraged to download and spread via social media.

 

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