1st Edition

Literacy Reading the Word and the World

By Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo Copyright 1987
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.

    Introduction Literacy and the Pedagogy of Political Empowerment, Henry A.Giroux; Chapter 1 The Importance of the Act of Reading; Chapter 2 Adult Literacy and Popular Libraries; Chapter 3 Rethinking Literacy: A Dialogue; Chapter 4 The People Speak Their Word: Literacy in Action; Chapter 5 Literacy in Guinea-Bissau Revisited; Chapter 6 The Illiteracy of Literacy in the United States; Chapter 7 Literacy and Critical Pedagogy;


    Paulo Freire

    `What is always so enjoyable in Friere's writing is that he is his own model. The mixture of pulsating action and quiet intellectual reflection in these pages is exactly his view of reading...Every chapter in these 180 pages asks teachers to think again about how they teach, what they want for their pupils and how to get on with it'. - Norman Evans, TES