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ERIC Number: EJ924635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Freirean Philosophy and Pedagogy in the Adult Education Context: The Case of Older Adults' Learning
Findsen, Brian
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v26 n6 p545-559 Nov 2007
Central tenets of Freirean philosophy and pedagogy are explored and applied to the emerging field of older adults' learning (educational gerontology), a sub-field of adult education. I argue that many of Freire's concepts and principles have direct applicability to the tasks of adult educators working alongside marginalized older adults. In particular, Freire's ideas fit comfortably within a critical educational gerontology approach as they challenge prevailing orthodoxies and provide a robust analytical framework from which radical adult educators can work effectively in promoting social transformation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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