This piece originally appeared at Church Life Journal, a journal of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.


Although I have been a student or teacher since I started kindergarten, I only began to study philosophy of education in recent years in an attempt to engage with what seems to be a pressing question on so many college campuses: How is the knowledge being taught relevant to students’ personal identity? In searching for answers to this question over the past few years, I led reading groups, summer seminars, and regular classes precisely on philosophy of education. Here I will explore the relationship between truth-seeking and consciousness raising through the writing of three authors: Jacques Maritain, Paulo Freire, and Luigi Giussani.

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