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ERIC Number: EJ1041227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Reflections on the Emancipatory Potential of Vocational Education and Training Practices: Freire and Rancière in Dialogue
Tur Porres, Gisselle; Wildemeersch, Danny; Simons, Maarten
Studies in Continuing Education, v36 n3 p275-289 2014
This paper focuses on the issue of emancipation in education practices in general and in vocational education and training (VET) in particular. The principal aim is to contribute to the discussion of particular traditions of emancipation in education in connection with VET practices. The exploration of ongoing educational debates on VET policy-making and the issue of emancipation in VET reveals that, ultimately, emancipation in VET is understood as a specific function for socio-economic integration. The paper discusses this functionalist orientation and contrasts it with a vision on emancipation as a feature of an educational process rather than an educational outcome. Freire's and Rancière's core concepts of emancipation guide the discussion regarding the latter interpretation of emancipation in VET practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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