Rhetorical Analysis Of The Banking Concept Of Education

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A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Banking Concept of Education”
The United States education system has always been criticized as being inadequate and very complex. Most importantly, our current education system has always been chastised for not letting children think for themselves. Paul Freire wrote the article “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education” to inform the audience of how atrocious the United States education system really is. Most classrooms are lectured-based classrooms where the teacher talks and the students listen. In this essay, he compares the education system to the banking system by using the metaphor of the teacher as the “depositor” and the students as the “depositories. ” He uses logos and ethos to convince the
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He does this by stating that the information the teacher passes to the students is a gift. He concludes that, “In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing.” But in reality, the teacher is not giving the students the gift of knowledge because teachers get paid for teaching. Another way Freire uses pathos is when he uses affirmative words to describe his effective “problem-posing” method and uses adverse words to describe the education system. The negative vibe he gives about the education system is felt when he goes on to state, “Education is suffering from narration sickness.” Throughout the article, Freire provides lots of examples and evidence to back up his thoughts. He uses logic to convince his audience about the flaws of he United States education system. This is an example of how he uses logos, by reasoning with the …show more content…
He uses lots of reasoning to prove his points. He writes about the disadvantages of using the “banking” education system and the advantages that can arise if we use his “problem-posing” method. Although some lower grade levels are attempting to get students to use more hands-on activities to learn, unfortunately this will not work with college class where the number of students can exceed over 100. Overall, it was persuasive enough to convince me and reflect on what we are currently dealing with because it will affect our

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