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Education as a Human Right: Paulo Freire Case in the Point
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics.
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to understand why education is a human right. I will look at works by the late Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator. Paulo Freire worked for many years on developing a pedagogy to promote humanity. His goal was to demonstrate that a literate person will ultimately live a better life because she will be free from oppression and domination.

I chose to study Paulo Freire as a tool in proving why education is a human right because throughout his work he demonstrated the need for people to be literate in order for them to be considered “truly human”. I will address this term further in my argument.

This thesis is a work in progress. My goal is to include chapters illustrating Amartya Sen’s theory and ideology, and compare them to those of Freire’s. I would also like to include a chapter specifically dedicated to women and education, since it is common practice for women in many countries to sacrifice their right to education so the males in their families can attend school.

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Keyword [en]
Ethics, Human rights, Paulo Freire, Education, Literacy, Freedom, Liberty, Rights, Human needs
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2594ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--04/07--SEOAI: diva2:19930
Available from: 2004-10-26 Created: 2004-10-26

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