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Considering the role of the teacher: Buber, Freire and Gur-Ze’ev

Guilherme, Alexandre and Morgan, W. John 2018. Considering the role of the teacher: Buber, Freire and Gur-Ze’ev. Educação & Realidade 43 (3) , pp. 783-798. 10.1590/2175-623674790

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This article considers three different concepts of the role of the teacher. Buber understands the teacher as the builder-teacher of a dialogical community playing a fundamental role in the character formation of individuals. Freire develops this notion, adding a political tinge, and argues for a political-teacher who plays a central role in the formation of critical individuals and in the liberation of the oppressed. Gur-Ze’ev is critical of Freire and defends the improviser-teacher, who is always critical and encourages criticisms, but without reference to utopias. The article compares and assesses critically these concepts of the role of the teacher; and indicates the implications of adopting them, not only for education, but also for society more generally.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Language other than English: Portuguese
ISSN: 2175-6236
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 February 2021
Date of Acceptance: 20 November 2017
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 10:04

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