Paulo Freire in the Composition Classroom

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The composition classroom in which students can relate and assess their attitudes and suppositions about sexuality and gender through building on the narrative of their lives, is vital to transforming homophobic attitudes and social structures. Paulo Freire's theories of transformative education and his concept ofpraxishelp to create this classroom. The author discusses how she createspraxisin her classrooms, which she believes is essential to social, legal, and political change: to consolidating and expanding increased equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, indeed to all marginalized peoples.

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Swartz, P.C. Paulo Freire in the Composition Classroom. International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies 3, 167–172 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023252729098

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  • Paulo Freire
  • critical pedagogy
  • praxis
  • composition instruction