Title: Reflections on the emancipatory potential of vocational education and training practices: Freire and Ranciere in dialogue
Authors: Tur Porres, Gisselle ×
Wildemeersch, Danny
Simons, Maarten #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Carfax International Publishers
Series Title: Studies in Continuing Education vol:36 issue:3 pages:275-289
Abstract: This paper is centred on the issue of emancipation in education practice in general, and in VET in particular. We aim to contribute to the discussion of particular traditions of emancipation in education in connection with VET practices. In our overview of ongoing educational debates on VET policy making and the issue of emancipation in VET, we have observed that ultimately emancipation in VET is understood as a specific function for social and economic integration. In this paper, we discuss this functionalist orientation and contrast it with a vision on emancipation as a feature of an educational process rather than an educational outcome. Freire’s and Rancière’s core concepts of emancipation guide our discussion regarding the latter interpretation of emancipation in VET practices.
ISSN: 0158-037X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education, Culture and Society
Education and Society
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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