Blending Common Sense And Scientific Inquiry In Democratic And Emancipatory Education The Philosophies Of Dewey And Freire’s Curricula As Applied To Provide People With Social Freedom And Rights Throughout The 21st Century

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Grace Hazboun Elias


The purpose of this paper is to review Dewey’s Democratic and Freire’s Emancipatory notions of education mainly presented in their books: “Democracy and Education”, and “Pedagogy of the oppressed”. In addition, it aims to examine the philosophies of Dewey and Freire’s Curricula and the nature of the subject matter as applied to provide people with social freedom and rights in the twenty-first century. The paper also discusses the crucial role of the teacher in challenging the dilemmas and the reality dominating schools today.

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