Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Quotes by Paulo Freire and many others.
The oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors.
No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift. It must be pursued constantly and responsibly. Freedom is not an ideal located outside of man; nor is it an idea which becomes myth. It is rather the indispensable condition for the quest for human completion.
Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming.
Those truly committed to liberation must reject the banking concept in its entirety, adopting instead a concept of women and men as conscious beings and consciousness as consciousness intent upon the world.
The greatest humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves.
How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?
Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.
To speak a true word is to transform the world.
Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students.
Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle.
Implicit in the banking concept is the assumption of a dichotomy between human beings and the world: a person is merely in the world, not with the world or with others; the individual is spectator, not re-creator.
This pedagogy makes oppression and its causes objects of reflection by the oppressed, and from that reflection will come their necessary engagement in the struggle for their liberation. And in the struggle this pedagogy will be made and remade
In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit , but as a limiting situation which they can transform.
Certain members of the oppressor class join the oppressed in their struggle for liberation.
Education is suffering from narration sickness.