I've been asked to read Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere; I know very little about the subject of critical pedagogy. Which other texts should be read alongside it? Someone has suggested Fanon's Wretched of the Earth.

  • I might recommend Ilyich's Tools for Conviviality -- I'm not entirely sure why I've got them so closely connected in my mind, but the spirit/ethos of the works seem compatible – Joseph Weissman Dec 13 '13 at 22:34
  • (Also Ranciere's Ignorant Schoolmaster seems like not the worst possible place to go here) – Joseph Weissman Dec 13 '13 at 22:34

Fanon is a good suggestion, and his Black Skins, White Masks is also relevant to the topic. You might also try Emile Durkheim and Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society).

For a less theoretical, more contemporary, more practical examination of the same issues, I suggest Kozol (Savage Inequities) or Gatto (Dumbing Us Down).

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