Monday, December 28, 2009

What would Paulo Freire do?

In the current issue of Rethinking Schools, Bob Peterson raises the question: "Big City Superintendents: Dictatorship or Democracy?"and draws on the experience and wisdom of social-justice educator and former school supt. himself, Paulo Freire for answers.
Popular participation in the creation of culture and education breaks with the tradition that only the elite is competent and knows what the needs and interests of the society are. The school should also be a center for the [illumination] of popular culture, at the service of the community, not to consume it but to create it.

1 comment:

  1. Freire obviously wasn't trained in the Broad Superintendent's Academy. Probably wouldn't like Race To The Top.


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