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Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience

Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience

by Keqi (David) Liu


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Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience constitutes a major contribution to the international literature on the work of Paulo Freire, one of the most influential educationalists of all time. It provides a fresh perspective on the Freirean notion of conscientization, rethinking this pivotal concept in the light of the history of ideas on conscience. The author offers a holistic, philosophical reading of Freire's texts and argues for the cultivation of conscience through love and dialogue. Such a reading, he suggests, allows us to better respond to the moral crises that face us in the age of global capitalism. The ideas advanced in this book have important implications for philosophical and cultural understanding and for educational theory and practice.

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ISBN-13: 9781433125416
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Series: Education and Struggle Series: Narrative, Dialogue, and the Political Production of Meaning , #3
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Keqi (David) Liu received his M.Ed. with distinction and his PhD in education from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He now teaches philosophy of education and moral education at Lingnan Normal University in China.

Table of Contents

Contents: Paulo Freire: Life, Work, and Theory - The Key Elements of Conscientization - Conscience and its Relationship With Consciousness - The Dynamism of the Work of Conscience - The Cultivation of Conscience - The Integration of the Cultivation of Conscience into Conscientization - Conscientization: Educational Necessity and Cultural Significance - The Pedagogical Possibilities of Conscientization.

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