• Alethea Melling


Freire believed in the possibility of change and rejected the Neo Liberal discourse that presents poverty as inevitable, therefore rendering ‘opportunities for change’ invisible. Freire considered that it is a prerogative of ‘being’ in the world to transform it, rather than adapt to an unethical order of things. Freire states that it is our responsibility (and privilege) to intervene in reality, and as ‘progressive educators, we must be committed to those responsibilities.’ This introductory chapter is a synopsis of how the individual contributors have created a space to ‘question the fatalistic perceptions of the circumstances in which they find themselves’ (ibid), and share their ideas for positive change.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alethea Melling
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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