"All educational questions are philosophical questions." Discuss.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Freire‘s ideas about education had a deeply philosophical origin. He believed, for instance, that the purpose of education was to help mankind recover its “lost” humanity and that education was a way to recognize the inherent dignity and intelligence of all people independent of social or economic status.

The maxim you mention can be understood as a call to remember that education must always be contextualized. Any decision a teacher makes must emerge from a preconceived set of assumptions about society, the nature of the individual, and education’s role in that society. Friere’s point is that teaching requires a certain consciousness about why we teach the way...

(The entire section contains 2 answers and 325 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team