Monday, 15 August 2011

Transformative hope

Serious basis for change
It is some time now since Conductive World referrred to Conductive Education's obvious affinities with Paolo Freire's liberation pedagogy. But time and time again I have come back to the topic of 'hope', as both a vital component and deeply valued outcome of conductive pedagogy/upbringing.

Paolo Freire's 'pedagogy of hope' is one way to explore this challenging pedagogical, philosophical and political terrain.

I am therefore much endebted to Rony Schenker for drawing my attention to an excellent recent critical article by Darren Webb of Sheffield University.

So much of this article applies so neatly to Conductive Education, its substance and its place in the world.  See for yourself:

Webb, D (2010) Paolo Freire and 'the need for a kind of education in hope', Cambridge Journal of Education, vol. 40, no 4, pp. 327-339

Thank you Rony.

A couple of previous postings

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this information Andrew,
    I found another place to read it for anyone else who like me was refused access for not having a google email address:
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0305764X.2010.526591

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  2. Thanks for that, Susie. You have in fact unearthed a far more readable page.

    Andrew.

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