Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition

Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Richard Shaull, Myra Bergman Ramos, Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo This was an interesting book but not and easy read. Freire gives amazing incite into the various ways people around the world are oppressed socially. The biggest thing this book brings to the table however is highlighting some of the major flaws in the educational system in school from elementary all the way up to college. It makes you realize how much better the schools in the USA could be if they were willing to step out side the box and truly revolutionize their techniques and styles as opposed to sticking with the dogma of the past. The book requires a slow careful reading and is not something you can read and comprehend in a weekend i would say. Someone reading this would be wise to read then sit and reflect on the ideas that Freire throws at you. I think this a book any educator or parent should read.

Michael Melville
Author of Running Northwest