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ERIC Number: EJ758739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Flights in the Field
Driedger, Diane
Convergence, v37 n2 p27-37 2004
This article reports on the authors' application of Freire's ideas as put forward in "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" regarding issues of adult illiteracy and disabled women in Trinidad and Tobago. The author used Freire's concept of the importance of learning the words of the oppressor, of getting people to talk together, of the teacher teaching from where the learners are. In addition, she interpreted Freire's concept to mean that words in themselves can liberate a group of persons who are marginalised or oppressed because the group can write their story and thus tell it to the mainstream of society. Finally, this article will outline how the author envisioned using Freire's ideas with Inuit learners in Canada's north in a creative writing course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Trinidad and Tobago