ERIC Number: EJ1023292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Re-Envisioning Religious Education in Light of Persons with "Disabilities"
Kyle, Eric J.
Religious Education, v108 n5 p515-528 2013
The lived experience of persons with disabilities necessarily challenges our understandings of religious education. In this article, the author reviews how the marginalized lives of persons with disabilities might lead us to re-envision how religious education is defined and embodied in Western Christian communities. Based on this, suggestions are made as to how we might begin to alter our religious education programs more broadly and inclusively. Literature shows that, for persons with "disabilities," our programs should be more empowering, interdependent, affirming, and intentional with the religious symbols that they use. Religious educators are therefore invited to embody such expressions.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Religious Education, Christianity, Social Attitudes, Educational Needs, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Bias, Religious Factors, Rejection (Psychology), Educational Change, Empowerment
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