Teachers as cultural workers : letters to those who dare teach / Paulo Freire ; translated by Donaldo Macedo, Dale Koike, and Alexandre Oliveira ; with a foreword by Donaldo Macedo and Ana Maria Arau jo Freire.
"In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist." "This book challenges all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. Freire shows why a teacher's success depends on a permanent commitment to learning and training, as part of an ongoing appraisal of classroom practice. By observing the curiosity of students and the manner through which students develop strategies for learning, the teacher is helped in discovering doubts, successes, and the teacher's mistakes. When teachers open themselves to recognize the different roads students take in order to learn, they will become involved in a continual reconstruction of their own paths of curiosity, opening the doors to habits of learning that will benefit everyone in the classroom."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Donaldo Macedo and Ana Maria Araujo Freire
Series Editors' Preface / Shirley R. Steinberg, Joe L. Kincheloe and Peter McLaren
First Words: A Pedagogical Trap
First Letter: Reading the World/Reading the Word
Second Letter: Don't Let the Fear of What Is Difficult Paralyze You
Third Letter: I Came into the Teacher Training Program Because I Had No Other Options
Fourth Letter: On the Indispensable Qualities of Progressive Teachers for Their Better Performance
Fifth Letter: The First Day of School
Sixth Letter: On the Relationship Between the Educator and the Learners
Seventh Letter: From Talking to Learners to Talking to Them and with Them; From Listening to Learners to Being Heard by Them
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