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Ian yaffe
Executive Director, Mano en Mano ~ Class of 2009

Posted April 05, 2010

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

by Paulo Freire

"Apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis [unification of theory and action], individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, though the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the wolrd, with the world, and with each other".

The bracketed definition of praxis is my own; Freire's definition is as follows: "Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it".

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