Paulo Freire The Banking Concept Of Education Summary
Education can contain miles and miles of content in terms of talking. Education is looked at by Richard Rodriguez in his essay “The Achievement of Desire” and by Paulo Freire in his essay “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education.” One can make some assumptions about various strategies of teaching students, by considering methods used to teach Rodriguez. The types of relationships Rodriguez had with his teachers, family and peers were heavily affected by specific methods of education going on in that period. Freire in “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education” argues how classrooms in today’s society are not equally fair. Freire, in his essay, explains how students have a closed mind now. In the typical classroom it is “do as I say” and …show more content…
Freire describes how later in the future, when these students get jobs, they will need to learn how to become critical thinkers and use ideas of their own. This is something Rodriguez will most likely not be able to do. Rodriguez’ story is from his own life experiences and personal view of how it was living in though the banking concept on education. The Banking Concept of Education went on for a while and gained a lot of attention throughout the years because the public could see what Freire was talking about. Freire felt as if he was right, and accomplished something letting everyone see through his perspective and get their own taste of what Freire was saying.
Rodriguez states, “I was a scholarship boy, a certain kind of scholarship boy. Always successful, I was always unconfident” (339). What he meant by that quote was, he was eager to learn, unlike his brothers and sisters who were not as dedicated as he was to do their school work. He was embarrassed by his parents’ lack of education, and the fact that he was the only one who felt like he was smart. He was the only guy who wanted to become something in