The 's Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Essay

1200 Words Dec 17th, 2016 5 Pages
For one to understand how the process of banking prevents humans from their ontological vocation to become more human, we must first consider what this question really means. This essay will examine what it Freire means by an ontological vocation towards humanization, what the banking model of education entails, how this banking model differs from a system that promotes humanization, and why having a critical consideration of reality is so important for liberation. This will be done through careful analysis of the first two chapters of Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
When Freire claims that humanity has an ontological vocation towards humanization, he is saying that humanity has a propensity towards becoming more human. He states, “But while both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is the people 's vocation. This vocation is constantly negated, yet it is affirmed by that very negation. It is thwarted by injustice, exploitation, oppression, and the violence of the oppressors; it is affirmed by the yearning of the oppressed for freedom and justice, and by their struggle to recover their lost humanity.” (Freire, 1-2). It is through systematic oppression that this pursuit of humanity becomes even more clear. This is not a bold claim. It is at the very core of humanity to want to be free from oppression and other dehumanizing acts.
The banking model of education is deviously simple. It is devised through the means of a narrative relationship…

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