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ERIC Number: EJ781920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Education for Liberation: Making the Classroom a Place for Thinking and Creating--A Guatemalan Story
Friedland, Ellie
Multicultural Education, v12 n2 p2-7 Win 2004
Many teachers in Guatemala City had grown up under an oppressive government. They were educated in a culture of silence, in which it was dangerous to voice any ideas. Guatemalan educators are working to change the approach to education in their public schools, but in many ways it has not changed. Most teachers only know the methods by which they have been taught--rote copying from the board and recitation. In her nine years of working with the Guatemalan Reading Association and their American partners in the Guatemala Literacy Project (of the International Reading Association), the author has given workshops for teachers all over the country. Upon learning that many of them know about Paulo Friere and his Education for Liberation, and wanted to know more, the author decided to make her conference sessions a learning and teaching experience based on Friere's ideas. This article presents a description of the experience the conference participants and the author shared at the Fourth International Literacy Conference in Guatemala, which serves as an example of how to practice education for liberation.
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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: Guatemala