Response To Ranciere's Educational Principles Of Equal Intelligence

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“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it “Henry Ford. This essay will look at equality and emancipation in education and response to Rancieres on educational principle of equal intelligence and how it contributes towards the emancipation and self-realisation of learners. It will further explain Rancieres views and draw insights from Biko and Freire to develop an understanding of equality and emancipation in education. Ranciere’s educational principle of equal intelligence contribute towards the emancipation and self-realisation of learners as equality is a method of will; one has to have the desire, the right attitude, and will to learn. He states that all people are born with equal intelligence, excluding the ones that are retarded as they have a problem with the brain. Ranciere mention that one could learn by oneself and without a master explicator when wanted to, propelled by one’s desire or by the constraint of the situation. People have a unique ability to teach themselves and this ability gives everyone the ability for educational and political equality and participation. He tells a story of Jacatot, a professor who, during the restoration in the early 19th century was forced to leave the country and found himself asked to teach local students the French language, which they did not know. Unfortunately Jacatot himself knew no Flemish and was without common language with his students. He got a translator to translate

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