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Grollios, Giōrgos
Paulo Freire kai to analytiko programma. English
Paulo Freire and the curriculum / Georgios Grollios ; translated by Niki Gakoudi
Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Curriculum planning -- Political aspects
Curriculum planning -- Social aspects
Curriculum planning -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- History -- 20th century
Critical pedagogy
Subject Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997
Physical Description xxii, 172 p. ; 23 cm
Note Originally published in Greek as Paulo Freire kai to analytiko programma
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-165) and index
Contents The formation of a radical liberal educator -- Forming a perspective for curriculum planning -- Reforming the curriculum in São Paulo -- Conclusions
Summary How can Paulo Freire's progressive and vital contributions to curriculum planning be made more relevant today for educators, policy makers, and anybody involved in education? This book provides a necessary framework as it articulates significant questions. The first deals with Freire's positions on curriculum planning, the second is devoted to the historical development and the character of his perspective on curriculum planning, and the third refers to the ways his perspective compares to others, as well as to its contemporary value. Freire's perspective comes into direct conflict with traditional views on curriculum planning, the content of which represents what is perceived as the highest expression of Western civilization. Freire also breaks with the dominant perspective of social efficiency on curriculum planning whose main aim is to supply, via behavioral objectives, the knowledge and skills deemed necessary for the efficient function of the economy and the society, treats learners as passive receivers of knowledge, and assigns to curriculum a technical character disarticulated from social, political, or ideological conflicts. In addition, he does not focus on studying the learner in an abstract or a-historical framework, nor does he adopt an individualistic interpretation which fetishizes spontaneity. In contrast to traditional perspectives on the curriculum, Freire provides a fertile ground for teachers and any others who seek to transform schools and improve student's learning and lives
Series Series in critical narratives

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