Paulo Freire: Authentic Help

"Authentic help means that all who are involved help each other mutually, growing together in the common effort to understand the reality which they seek to transform. Only through such praxis - in which those who help and those who are being helped help each other simultaneously - can the act of helping become free …

“Banking education” and the Oppressors

"The capability of banking education (spoon-fed learning) to minimize or annul the students’ creative power and to stimulate their credulity serves the interests of the oppressors, who care neither to have the world revealed nor to see it transformed. The oppressors use their ‘humanitarianism’ to preserve a profitable situation. Thus they react almost instinctively against …