Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Ever heard of Paulo Freire? 1970 book named "Pedagogy of the Oppressed"

 Who is Paulo Freire? 

-He also built his philosophy  on Mao? Influences America’s education today!

-Problem-posing education, coined by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire in his 1970 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, is a method of teaching that emphasizes critical thinking for the purpose of liberation.


-Freire was decidedly Marxist, but his language never canvassed the political landscape with the usual Marxist-Leninist argot.

“He did, however, view capitalist education as reproducing the social relations of a dominating and exploitative social order, and that the typical nostrum of “improving one’s lot” through education was often an ideological veil channeling human solidarity into false narratives of individual hard work, reward, and progress.”

What was Paulo Freire's contribution to education?

-Freire developed an approach to education that links the identification of issues to positive action for change and development. While Freire's original work was in adult literacy, his approach leads us to think about how we can 'read' the society around us. For Freire, the educational process is never neutral.


What are Paulo Freire's views on education?


-Critical Pedagogy - Freire believed that education should challenge learners. Teaching should require students to examine existing power structures and the inequality inherent within them. Education can allow people to attempt to transform these structures.


-The main objective of Paulo Freire and his philosophy is to educate people about their own potential as human beings, to show them that they have the power to change themselves and the world around them for the better.


What does Paulo Freire argue that education should be in his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed?

-In the book, Freire calls traditional pedagogy the "banking model of education" because it treats the student as an empty vessel to be filled with knowledge, like a piggy bank. He argues that pedagogy should instead treat the learner as a co-creator of knowledge.


What are the main tenets of Freire's critical pedagogy?


-A central tenet of Freire's critical pedagogy is "conscientizacao" or critical awareness that precedes action. Critical awareness begins when learners become aware of sociopolitical inequities and then take action to mitigate those contradictions.

https://sph.emory.edu/rollins-tlc/teach-learn-principles/critical-pedagogy/index.html

 

-Freire’s literacy programs for empowering peasants are now used in countries all over the globe, and Pedagogy of the Oppressed is currently the third-most-cited work in the social sciences, and first in the field of education.

https://jacobin.com/2021/09/paulo-freires-ideas-are-just-as-powerful-today-as-ever#:~:text=Freire's%20literacy%20programs%20for%20empowering,in%20the%20field%20of%20education.


Critical Pedagogy:
Principals:
-Knowledge should relate to and develop from the lived experiences of participants
-Knowledge should be co-created between all participants in the learning process
-Education is inherently political
Aims:
-To become aware of one's own and other's oppressions
-To make connections between personal experiences and wider social forces
-To develop critical thinkers who create knew knowledge
Approaches:
-Co-create a flexible curriculum using authentic materials, generative themes, and finding teachable moments
-Cultivate hope and symbolic resistance
-Pursue democracy and equality in learning environments 
Sound familiar?

Education today: Maoism, Marxism, Socialism, Communism-United States of Freire

-Implementation of DEI is a virus in America


Diversity:

-diverse against the American values and free enterprising System so it means outside the American values system so you bring in those who are against. It is the excuse to hire people who are against American and our values of your company and institutions


Equity:

-administered economy where all shares are adjusted where citizens are made equal. Also the definition of socialism


Inclusion:

–policies they feel welcome and that they belong to all the time, by removing people who disagree with them, giving them special accommodations, giving them special policies and rules. Letting them have a seat at the table, letting them take over your thing from the inside


-Crude social credit system without the digital aspect of it yet 


Let’s Review DEI:

-Identity politics: 


-Maoism: It is a doctrine to capture State power through a combination of armed insurgency, mass mobilization and strategic alliances. The Maoists also use propaganda and disinformation against State institutions as other components of their insurgency doctrine.

-Mao model-social credit system-just get youth to enforce social emotional set of values-denounce and hate the history of our country



-Marxism: The model of Mancuso who followed the Mao Model of Deconstruction-whatever must not exist must be relentlessly criticized until you reduce it down to nothing= family, marriage, virtue

-remove capitalism and reshape the mass culture to shape personal desires

-Marxist worldview: equals victimhood, victimhood is noble, currency, and only way to aristocracy. We are living in the oppression olympics. There are incentives to find victimhood labels. You are automatically important if you express a label (ex. Trans-gender person of color=oppressed and victimized by society)


Communism: oppression is bad because we are on the outside so move to middle to be the oppressors

-socialism is the first stage of the worldwide transition to communism


Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.


The DEI Disaster :


Original video with Christian Watson

https://www.prageru.com/video/the-dei-disaster


Points Made:

-Diversity used to mean: People of different backgrounds were free to join a group or association.

-Equity used to mean: Enforcing equal standards for all individuals and groups.

-Inclusion used to mean: Allowing people of every background and identity to participate in a group or association.


Today: 

Now diversity, equity, and inclusion all mean applying unequal standards to ensure preferential outcomes for individuals and groups based on Race, Sex, and Gender Identity.


DEI Goal:
Advancing only those who are not white, heterosexual, and male at the expense of a white heterosexual men regardless of their respective qualifications 


How to Combat?:

I refuse to be lectured about racism (or any other topic) by someone who hates white people


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