The Importance Of Social Transformation In Education

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Paulo Freire(1972) states that, “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”. In this statement made by Paulo Friere he states the importance of allowing the integration of education with social transformation and how education can be used to readdress wrongs that were done in the past by allowing students to become critical thinkers by giving them opportunities to solve real world problems and by providing fair and equal education which allows these students to succeed despite their current or past situation, these students will also learn how to become productive citizens of their country by learning how to think critically, this entire statement can be combined under one main concept which is social transformation in education. In this essay I will discuss the importance of aligning classroom and school practices with the overall agenda of social transformation

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