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ERIC Number: EJ947719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
A Comparison of the Concepts of Democracy and Experience in a Sample of Major Works by Dewey and Freire
Shyman, Eric
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 n10 p1035-1046 Dec 2011
While theorizing in distinctly different times, distinctly different cultures, and under distinctly different circumstances, notable philosophical similarities can be drawn between John Dewey and Paulo Freire. This article focuses on two major themes evident in a sample of each philosopher's major works, democracy and experience, and draws theoretical comparisons between the way each philosopher approaches these concepts in terms of definition and application to educational and social practice. The author suggests that, despite some paradigmatic differences, the fundamental definitions and uses of these concepts expressed by both philosophers are largely comparable and complementary.
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Language: English
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