Dewey's and Freire's Pedagogies of Recognition

Kim Díaz

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233670
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241804 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Dewey's and Freire's Pedagogies of Recognition

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This chapter provides an overview of subtractive schooling which is a type of pedagogy that takes away or subtracts aspects of a student's experience. The chapter believes this is a problem and uses Dewey's and Paulo Freire's theories on pedagogy to argue why this is the case. The chapter also notes that Freire's incisive social criticism coupled with Dewey's pragmatic sensibility can help us understand the nature of subtractive schooling and suggest what we must do in order to overcome it.

Keywords: education; subtractive schooling; John Dewey; Paulo Freire

Chapter.  4163 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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