Paulo Freire and Philosophy for Children: A Critical Dialogue

  title={Paulo Freire and Philosophy for Children: A Critical Dialogue},
  author={Walter Omar Kohan},
  journal={Studies in Philosophy and Education},
  • W. Kohan
  • Published 11 May 2018
  • Sociology
  • Studies in Philosophy and Education
This paper is an attempt to connect the Brazilian Paulo Freire’s well known educational thinking with the “philosophy for children” movement. It considers the relationship between the creator of philosophy for children (P4C), Matthew Lipman and Freire through different attempts to establish a relationship between these two educators. The paper shows that the relationship between them is not as close as many supporters of P4C have claimed, especially in Latin America. It also considers the… Expand
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