John Dewey, Paulo Freire And W. E. B. Du Bois

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True revolutionary thinkers’ parish long before their advance philosophies or contributions to society are fully realized. This is true of John Dewey, Paulo Freire, and W.E.B. Du Bois. They were beacons in the dark lighting the way for society. Each progressive during their generation. This first analysis paper will look at the lives, beliefs, ethics, perceptions of justice, and ideas on current educational practice of Dewey, Freire, and Du Bois. Individuals are effected by the lives they live. According to David Hansen in the book titled, Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice (2007), John Dewey lived from 1859-1952. During his 93 years Dewey encountered growing up during an age of great change. According to the web-site…show more content…
Dewey also thought that the educator could learn just as much from the student, as the student could from the educator. As well, Dewey understood people were lifelong learners. Likewise, according to Stephen Fishman and Lucille McCarthy (2007), Paulo Freire believed that instructors should become “co-learners” with their students. Freire also thought Marxism and Christianity went hand in hand. A belief that we are our brother’s keeper. According to the Freire Institute (2017), Freire held that individuals should help each other to understand their complete potential in life. Similarly, W.E.B. Du Bois, according to Rodino Anderson (2007), believed everyone had a gift to share with others. Du Bois also alleged that education was the way out of a depraved social and economic state. Now looking at ethics and the perception of justice, according to David Hansen (2007) Dewey thought individuals should learn from everyone, not just a few. Dewey had the insight that there was no boundary to how consequential a person’s existence can develop. Equally, Freire, according to Stephan Fishman and Lucille McCarthy (2007), wanted an enriched further reasonable outlook for people. Freire believed it was right for the underdog to strive for better conditions. Freire notion of justice is a world that is equal, poverty-free, and fair for all. Equally, W.E.B. Du Bois, according to Rodino Anderson (2007), believed in

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