Monday, February 14, 2011

"What ought to guide me. . ."

"What ought to guide me is not the question of neutrality in education but respect, at all costs, for those involved in education. Respect for teachers on the part of school administrators, whether public or private. Respect among teachers and students. And respect between both. This respect is what I should fight for, without ceasing. . . .What is my neutrality, if not a comfortable and perhaps hysterical way of avoiding any choice or even hiding my fear of denouncing injustice. To wash my hands in the face of oppression." (Freire, 1998, p. 101)

Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of freedom: Ethics, democracy, and civic courage. Trans. P. Clarke. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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