Tag: Paulo Freire


Read the Word or Read the World?

Quote by Paulo Freire: "Education is the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.

It was way back in college when I first read Paulo Freire’s book, the Pedagogy of the Oppressed, but one idea has stuck with me since then: the distinction between reading the word and reading the world. As an educational system today, what is our focus – the former or the latter? Paulo Freire and […]