True leadership makes for better education

Freirology at its best.

The cornerstone to improving educational practice/environments is leadership with people.  Only through facilitation can a leader unveil the world that those whom are powerless must perceive, “in order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit, but as a limiting situation which they can transform” (Freire, 2002, 49).  The fact is that seeing situations as limiting and not as absolute is the first step in, not only transforming educational practice, but in transforming anyone’s life.  A leader/teacher (the terms are so interchangeable that from here on out, there will be used freely) must approach his students with compassion for their humanity, not as instruments of his own. “A real humanist can be identified more by his trust in the people, which engages him in their struggle, than…

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