Pedagogy for the Oppressor: Cease to do Evil, then Learn to do Good

In an essay collected in┬áRethinking Freire: Globalization and the Environmental Crisis,┬áDerek Rasmussen introduces Paulo Freire and those who would introduce his critical praxis to victims of oppression in foreign countries as “rescuers” attempting “to ameliorate the conditions of the oppressed.” This is, Rasmussen admits, “certainly a worthy aim.” However, the blind spot in this well-intentioned […]

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