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ERIC Number: EJ1017297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Confucius as a Critical Educator: Towards Educational Thoughts of Confucius
Zhao, Juanjuan
Frontiers of Education in China, v8 n1 p9-27 2013
This paper is a cross-cultural comparative study in education philosophy. A comparative and philosophical approach is used to interpret texts from the Analects of Confucius and to find connections with ideas of critical educators. In comparing Confucius' educational thought with that of Paulo Freire, John Dewey and other theorists in critical pedagogy, this paper finds four common threads between Confucian concepts of education and critical pedagogy: mutual learning, integration of theory and practice, importance of reflection in teaching and learning, and democratic purpose of education. By presenting these interwoven themes, this paper contributes to a cross-cultural dialogue on global understanding in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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