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A brief analysis of The Banking Concept of EducationThere have always been numerous theories in relationship to the inadequacy of our education system here in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world The education of our children does not seem to be working and ahs also become a very complex and confusing subject as many immigrants move into the country requiring special language instruction unnecessary classes such as art and music are removed adequate funding for materials is harder to obtain and children live in fear of violence within their classrooms These are the main concerns of the educational system today but these may well not be the real problems within the schools It may be that education has never allowed children to think for themselves and the problems we are experiencing today are hard felt due to the fact that correct education was not implemented long ago The subject of inadequate education is the subject of Paulo Freires essay The Banking Concept of Education While he does not address the specific realities previously mentioned the finger he points at the method of educating clearly indicates that this may well be a reality in our country as well as othersFreires essay details a most fascinating concept of education called banking He illustrates how the teachers come tot he education system intent on filling the childrens heads with all the information they assume the children dont know It is like there is spare room in the childs brain and it must be filled like money fills up the bank Freire states that Education thus becomes an act of depositing in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor Instead of communicating the teacher issues communiqus and makes deposits which the student patiently receive memorize and repeat 208 In further examination of his theory he presents the following attitudes which clearly detail the various aspects of education covered in his
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