John Dewey’s conception of education: Finding common ground with R. S. Peters and Paulo Freire

  title={John Dewey’s conception of education: Finding common ground with R. S. Peters and Paulo Freire},
  author={Kelvin S. Beckett},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={380 - 389}
  • K. Beckett
  • Published 21 March 2018
  • Education
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
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