Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Quotes by Paulo Freire and many others.
Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle.
Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information
To simply think about the people, as the dominators do, without any self-giving in that thought, to fail to think with the people, is a sure way to cease being revolutionary leaders.
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
How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?
Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed
Only through communication can human life hold meaning.
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.
The oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors.
The unfinished character of human beings and the transformational character of reality necessitate that education be an ongoing activity.
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.
Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.
No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.
This book will present some aspects of what the writer has termed the pedagogy of the oppressed, a pedagogy which must be forged with, not for, the oppressed (whether individuals or peoples) in the incessant struggle to regain their humanity.
Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.
In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit , but as a limiting situation which they can transform.
Implicit in the banking concept is the assumption of a dichotomy between human beings and the world: a person is merely in the world, not with the world or with others; the individual is spectator, not re-creator.