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Based on the demands of our educational system our society is forced to conform to the level of education that they want us to be at This educational distortion is beneficiary to the educators realm and the way of governing education We are seen as merely objects rather than subjects and are fed only factsinformation that the educator only wants us to memorize not actually comprehend it or even ask questions or give our opinions to given factsinformation This is what makes the educator the oppressor and us the oppressed Paulo Freires Pedogogy of the Oppressed deals with the concept of oppression in the school system and suggests an alternative method of education There is an absolute need for students to Tear down the wall Pink Floyd of conformity in education and express their individuality Education in itself can be a contradiction The teacher oppressor is there to educateteach the student oppressed but is he really As Freire indicates Narration with the teacher as narrator leads the students to memorize mechanically the narrated content Worse yet it turns them into containers receptacles to be filled by the teacher The more completely she fills the receptacles the better a teacher she is The more meekly the receptacles permit themselves to be filled the better students they are 67 He also goes on to say 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 communiques and makes deposits which the students patiently receive memorize and repeat67 and he refers to this as the banking system where the student goes only as far as receiving filing and storing the deposits68 This banking system method of teaching really is not teaching the studentoppressed but rather they are given factsinformation by the teacheroppressor that they do not fully understand and so there really is no learning Also the banking concept holds
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