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Dehumanization and Education

by Daniel Pekarsky - 1982

Two types of dehumanization are defined, and modern instances of dehumanization--failure to regard a person as if s/he were the human being that s/he is--are analyzed. Philosophical insights of Immanuel Kant and Martin Buber concerning human dignity are given, and examples of dehumanization in education are cited. (Source: ERIC)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 2, 1982, p. 339-353
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 783, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 8:22:30 PM

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  • Daniel Pekarsky
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    DANIEL PEKARSKY received his Ph.D. in education from Harvard University in 1976. Since then, he has taught in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is now an associate professor. He has had considerable practical experience in the area of religious education. Most of his research has focused on questions relating to the ethics of educational practices, with special emphasis on the moral status of childhood in the life cycle. Recently, he has begun to focus on questions relating to moral education.
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