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Pedagogía de la autonomía: Enseñar no es transferir conocimiento

El sistema educativo actual está basado en la Revolución Industrial, donde los trabajadores tenían que especializarse en un trabajo mecánico, y para ello debían repetirlo una vez tras otra hasta memorizarlo. En estos últimos 50 años las esferas económica, cultural … Continue reading

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Counting Our Victories: Popular Education and Organizing

Popular education is carried out within a political vision that sees women and men at the community and grassroots level as the primary agents for social change. It equips people to define their own struggles and to make their voices … Continue reading

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A comparison between popular education and a traditional adult literacy program

After Timor-Leste gained its liberation in 1999 many institutions such as UN agencies, the non-formal education division of  the Ministry of Education and Culture, bilateral aid partners, international and national NGOs, the Catholic Church, women and youth organizations ran adult … Continue reading

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Popular Education for Human Rights – A Guide

Popular Education for Human Rights is a trainer’s guide for human rights activists.  It is deliberately not copyrighted in solidarity with those involved in popular education and community organizing.  Any non-governmental organization or educator may copy and adapt it to … Continue reading

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Can popular education be carried out in a system of formal education?

An education community in Malvinas Argentinas (near Cordoba, Argentina) set themselves the challenge of planning a school which would mean something to the poor people of the area and improve their lives. They wanted it to be a school which … Continue reading

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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: An Action Guide

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, … Continue reading

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Revisioning and Using Popular Education

“Popular education” was originally developed by a Brazilian activist-scholar named Paolo Freire who believed that poverty and oppression were rooted in unequal power structures. Popular education is a political, collective learning process based on facilitated dialogue that places the learners’ … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Knowledge, and Teacher-Student Relations – Freirean Pedagogy in Theory and Practice

Read In this article, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork among popular adult education non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Brazil to show how popular educators interpreted and acted based on Freirean pedagogical theory in ways that appeared to reduce its potential for … Continue reading

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We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

Read We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations … Continue reading

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Popular Education Tool Kit

Read Popular Education Tool Kit is a collection of activities, dinamics, games, workshop ideas, etc. submitted by participants in the Jefferson Center’s Popular Education Conference 2004. Contributors to this tool kit are using popular education in a variety of settings … Continue reading

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