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Re: Freire & Dewey RE: [xmca] ISCAR (review)

Here is a little about Dewey's influence on Freire from
*Reading Paulo Freire: his life and work* By Moacir Gadotti


Robert Lake

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Tony Whitson <twhitson@udel.edu> wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Sep 2011, Michael Glassman wrote:
> It is instead an ensemble production I guess, with a whole lot of
> interesting players and one extraordinary coincidence (the degree to which
> Freire's ideas in Pedagogy of the Oppressed mirror some of the original
> ideas behind action research even though really their only common
> denominator are basic ties to Dewey).
> =========
> I would be interested in seeing basic ties to Dewey in Freire's work, but I
> am not aware of any. Freire seems most influenced by Hegel, and then by
> Sartre and other Europeans, as well as Fanon and other anti-colonial
> Africans. The closest to an American influence that I can recall are Fromm
> and Marcuse, who are both from the German Frankfurt School.
> Of courese, begninning around 1971, Freire was in dialogue with Americans
> like Giroux and Aronowitz; but even then, they seem to be channeling
> European ctitical theory, more than American pragmatism.
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