Education and critical consciousness : Freire, Freud and Hegel

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Joyce Honeycutt Sloop (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This study is an examination of the concept of education as liberation. The premise of this study is that the potential for greatness and fullness of being, implicit as a premise within humankind, can be made an explicit reality through employing a pedagogy of liberation, a pedagogy developing critical thought through a dialogical methodology within a curriculum of dialectical consciousness interacting with existing historical situations. An analysis of the theories of Freire, Freud, and Hegel indicates the extent of internal and external limitations operating within consciousness and thus prohibiting the development of human potential but also reveals that a liberation from such limitations can be effected through integrating primal energies with the rational processes and through educating consciousness by the dialectical process. This dissertation is an examination of education as an ongoing process of dialogical encounters in which individuals continue a development of dialectical consciousness to create and recreate selves and social situations in which they are placed.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Freire, Paulo, $d 1921-1997
Freud, Sigmund, $d 1856-1939
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, $d 1770-1831
Education $x Philosophy

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