Synopses & Reviews
Freire for the Classroom
is an anthology of essays by teachers using Paulo Freire's methods in their classrooms. These essays, collected from professional journals, represent some of the best experimental teaching done to adapt Freire's liberatory pedagogy to North American classrooms. The articles show the creative enthusiasm many teachers gain from Freire's ideas, as well as the critical literacy and political awareness students gain through this approach. The book offers critical theory side by side with actual reports of teaching practice, so that philosophy is brought down to earth in terms familiar to practicing teachers.
Included in the volume is a "Letter to North American Teachers" written by Paulo Freire expressly for this book, along with an essay by Cynthia Brown discussing the original methods used by Freire.
This collection of essays organized by Ira Shor is a testimony to creativity in the classroom. It deserves careful reading and study.Paulo Freire, from the Afterword
These essays represent some of the best experimental teaching done to adapt Freire's liberatory pedagogy to North American classrooms.
An anthology of essays by teachers using Paulo Freire's methods in their classrooms.
About the Author
Ira Shor has a dual appointment as Professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate School and at the College of Staten Island. He worked with Paulo Freire for a number of years and coauthored with Freire, A Pedagogy for Liberation.