Title

Freire vs. Marx: The Tension Between Liberating Education and Student Alienation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Version

Citation

Publication Title

Discourse of Sociological Practice

Keywords

Popular education, Educational sociology, Alienation (Social psychology)

Subject Categories

Sociology

Abstract

The article cites a paper that compares Paulo Freire's concept of pedagogy and Karl Marx's concept of alienation in the U.S. educational context. Freire is well-known for having developed a student-centered teaching approach that assists learners in developing the awareness of their oppression. It mentioned that Marx would argue that the existing educational system naturally produces the forms of alienation and revolution can abolish the inequalities within schools.