Friday, August 24, 2012

Two Paths of Pedagogy

I came across this quote while reading Freire's work. It seems to be symbolic of the need to change social work curriculum. Including technological advances to improve societal conditions for our populations is the first step in the transformation of our world toward equality.

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition