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Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility From Blind to Transformative Optimism

ISBN-10: 0742536971

ISBN-13: 9780742536975

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ana Maria Ara�jo Freire, C�sar Augusto Rossatto

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Engaging Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Possibility is a cross-cultural case study of how people experience schooling in relation to their sense of time and optimism. Czsar Augusto Rossatto examines how real-life situations and social structures influence people's construction of notions of possibilities. The findings of this study suggest that a curriculum based on Freirean critical pedagogy and time theories can be used to enhance time-consciousness values in contemporary social life. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction : a personal perspective
Seeing fatalism and optimism from a Freirean perspective
Time consciousness
Blind optimism
Fatalistic optimism
Resilient optimism
Transformative optimism
The impact of U.S. standardized testing in the context of the four categories of optimism
Theoretical implications for children's development, studies on the concept of time, the centeredness of school pedagogy, and critical pedagogies
Policy implications, recommendations, and conclusions