Paulo Freire's flagship international classic that cemented him as the foremost educationalist of our times. In this landmark account Freire argues that the lethargy and ignorance of the poor is the direct result of the whole situation of economic, social and political domination. By being kept in a situation of educational limbo in which it is practically impossible to achieve a critical awareness. Freire suggests through alternate means of education that scraps authoritarian teacher-pupil models, documents actual experiences of students and produces shared continual investigation, all students from any background can achieve meaningful education.
The revised edition includes more of the liberation theory and inclusiveness of languages. Not only is this book ground-breaking, but it had a fundamental impact in the field of education and on the overall struggle for national development in third world countries.