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ERIC Number: EJ1083902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
"How to Be Nice 'and' Get What You Want": Structural Referents of "Self" and "Other" in Experiential Education as (Un)Democratic Practice
Vernon, Franklin
Democracy & Education, v23 n2 Article 3 2015
This critical ethnography explores a social justice program utilizing nontraditional, democratic, "experiential" education practices. The author posits a historical legacy of pedagogy of self obscures its emancipatory, democratic potential while simultaneously expanding on contemporary discourses of self and other as aspects of the educational setting. Students' labors to reference and enact oppressive, capitalistic idealizations of either self or other problematizes pragmatic theories of self, and the author draws upon critical pragmatism to reposition self and other as aspects of pedagogy and curriculum in democratic education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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