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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2005, Vol. 1(3) 34-57

Fire and Dust

Peter McLaren

pp. 34 - 57   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2005.011

Published online: October 01, 2005  |   Number of Views: 246  |  Number of Download: 639


Drawing upon a Hegelian-Marxist critique of political economy that underscores the fundamental importance of developing a philosophy of praxis, the author theorizes a revolutionary Freireian critical pedagogy which seeks forms of organization that best enable the pursuit of doing critical philosophy as a way of life. The authors argues that the revolutionary critical pedagogy operates from an understanding that the basis of education is political and that spaces need to be created where students can imagine a different world outside of capitalism’s law of value (i.e., social form of labor), where alternatives to capitalism and capitalist institutions can be discussed and debated, and where dialogue can occur about why so many revolutions in past history turned into their opposite.

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McLaren, P. (2005). Fire and Dust. International Journal of Progressive Education, 1(3), 34-57.

McLaren, P. (2005). Fire and Dust. International Journal of Progressive Education, 1(3), pp. 34-57.

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