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Critical Pedagogy and Marx, Vygotsky and Freire : Phenomenal Forms and Educational Action Research

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Hidden in the depths of Marx's epistemology is his theory of the phenomenal forms, whose implications have not been sufficiently explored from an educational perspective. This book argues that phenomenal forms pose a major pedagogical obstacle to any endeavour that seeks to expand an individual's awareness of the larger social whole. After situating phenomenal forms in Marx's original framework, the book traces their silent impact on some of the most relevant landmarks and debates of contemporary pedagogical thought, including their misapprehension by Vygotsky and role in Freire's social democracy project as well as the exponential growth recently undergone by participatory forms of educational action research and the difficult dialogue maintained by liberal and critical traditions of pedagogy. This book brings these issues together and assesses their potential to provide a consistent solution to the educational obstacle posed by the phenomenal forms.

Number of Pages: 163
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Secondary, Philosophy + Social Aspects, Educational Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Luis S. Villacau00f1as De Castro
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50244291
UPC: 9781137562432
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6260

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