ERIC Number: EJ987507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Central Park East Secondary School: Teaching and Learning through Freire
Tyner-Mullings, Alia R.
Schools: Studies in Education, v9 n2 p227-245 Fall 2012
This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the challenges in implementing it. The article is based on research conducted on former students of the New York high school, using survey- and interview-based methods. The study concludes that while much of the model has been used successfully at CPESS--especially those aspects that focus on relationships inside the school--questions remain about the implementation of some of Freire's curricular recommendations.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Small Schools, Instruction, Cognitive Style, High School Students, Critical Theory, Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Student Relationship, School Orientation, Higher Education, College Students, College Environment, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York