Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

January 18, 2015
by Maha Bali

Freire & Egypt’s Revolution – Critical Revelation & Creative Transformation

How appropriate that I’ll be writing about Freire and the Egyptian revolution just before the 4th anniversary of Egypt’s Jan 25 revolution… The first time I read Freire was maybe in 2006, and it was Education for Critical Consciousness and … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
by Maha Bali

The trouble with agency

[i fully intend to write a post about my journey towards reclaiming my domain, but this one is more urgent; this “fully intend to write” thing reminds me of Keith has done before] I recently commented on Clarissa’s blog about … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by balimaha

Breaking the cycle of oppression: hope and hopelessness

I have been thinking for a while now about the different approaches one can take to break the cycle of oppression, once one becomes conscious/aware of it and of the power relations/dynamics taking place. I may be missing something, but … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
by balimaha

Liberating the oppressors and all such difficulties

Freire claims that “the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed [is] to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well.” As with much critical pedagogy scholarship: easier said than done! I love the critical pedagogy literature. I love the … Continue reading


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