Australian Left Review

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Education for Liberation


Robert Mackie


Education is always a political event ... education is never neutral, educators are all politicians Thus there can be no talk of education without talk of power, without talk of economic and political power. - Paulo Freire.

The basis of this article is twofold: to provide a survey of three interlocking currents in contemporary radical education; and to indicate the nature of practical political activity in which Australian radicals are currently involved. With the forces of political and educational reaction demonstrably on the march, the need for revolutionary action has never been more evident.