„The classics tell us that, in relationships, the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and child.“

Source: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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„Through dialogue, the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher cease to exist and a new term emerges: teacher-student with students-teachers.“

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Source: Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970), Chapter 2

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—  Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997

Source: Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970), Chapter 2

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