Radical Pedagogy

Radical Pedagogy (2016)

Volume 13 Issue 2

ISSN: 1524-6345



Critical Realism, Neomarxist Theory and Critical Pedagogy



Dean Braa

Department of Sociology

Western Oregon University, USA

E-mail: braad@wou.edu



Abstract

     Is there an emerging paradigm that links science, theory, and pedagogy?  The work of Roy Bhaskar, Antonio Gramsci, and Paulo Freire is reviewed with the intention of showing a logical consistency that extends from a critical realist version of social science to Neomarxist theory, and on to the critical pedagogy of Freire and others. The paper is also intended for a general audience with a focus on undergraduate students in sociology and the other social sciences.

     Keywords: positivism, conventionalism, critical realism, Neomarxism,

                       critical pedagogy