This article describes the theoretical origins – in Marx, Weber, and other sources – and the major epistemological and axiological aspects, concerns, and research foci of critical theory as it was developed by theorists associated with the Frankfurt School and further elaborated in the work of Jürgen Habermas. The article then considers some of the implications for a critical pedagogy in the light of critical theory. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of Education|
|Editors||Penelope PETERSON, Eva BAKER, Barry MCGAW|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
CitationMason, M. (2010). Critical theory and pedagogy. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGraw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed., pp. 133-140). Oxford: Elsevier.
- Enlightenment rationality
- Critical pedagogy
- Critical theory
- Frankfurt School
- Instrumental rationality