Pedagogy of Hope
Pedagogy of Hope is broken up into seven chapters, along with an “Opening Words” section and an “Afterwards”. In the book, Freire offers his reflections on the thinking behind Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Unlike in his previous book, Freire centralizes the theme of hope and introduces it as an “ontological need”. He notes that although hope alone is not enough to achieve liberation, without hope there is no struggle at all. Freire emphasizes the importance of the relationship between educators and students and continues to fight against the banking model of education.
In the “Afterwards”, Ana Maria Araújo Freire reflects on her husband’s work, and concludes by introducing the triangle of her reading of the world: “prohibition, liberation, and hope”.
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