Freire vs. Marx: The Tension Between Liberating Education and Student Alienation
Discourse of Sociological Practice
Popular education, Educational sociology, Alienation (Social psychology)
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.
Martin, Jonathan. "Freire vs. Marx: The Tension Between Liberating Education and Student Alienation." Discourse of Sociological Practice 6, no. 2 (2004): 27-32. Accessed at http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/soc_facpub/12