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Critical Theory

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An evaluative approach to social science research, associated with Germany's neo-Marxist "Frankfurt School" (1923-69), that aims to criticize as well as analyze society -- opposing the political orthodoxy of modern communism, its goal is to promote human emancipatory forces and to expose ideas and systems that impede them
Category: Research and Theory
Broader Terms
Social Science Research
Theories
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Critical Humanism in Education (2004)
Critical Pedagogy (2004)
Related Terms
Critical Literacy
Critical Thinking
Educational Sociology
Hermeneutics
Humanization
Marxian Analysis
Phenomenology
Postmodernism
Praxis
Social Change
Social Theories
Social Values
Sociology
Added to ERIC: 4/25/1990