National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2002


Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 3:1, Spring/Summer 2002. Copyright © 2002 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


These words, written in 1968 by Paulo Freire in his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, were current in the 1960’s and still are at the beginning of the 21st century. For Freire, the ultimate goal is that students should learn to practice freedom in the classroom and to be committed to the society in which they belong. According to Freire, values and ideas should be a topic of discussion in the classroom in order for students to reflect on how to transform or create a better society.