ERIC Number: EJ1131271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Risk, Prophecy, Truth and Inspiration: A Picture of Archbishop Romero in the Education System of El Salvador
Hopper, Joanne M.
International Studies in Catholic Education, v6 n1 p4-13 2014
Born in El Salvador, at the heart of the Americas, Archbishop Oscar Romero came to have a profound impact, both nationally and internationally. Speaking out fearlessly against injustice and oppression, Archbishop Romero's poignant and powerful homilies were heard throughout the world and made him one of the greatest prophets. In the 30-year period since his assassination, Archbishop Romero, known fondly in El Salvador simply as Monseñor, has featured in school curricula around the world, although in his home country the inclusion of the studies of his life, his words, his work and ultimately his death in the education system has been a slow and gradual process, a process which is not yet complete. The following article is based on interviews with students, teachers and university lecturers, together with representatives from Base Ecclesial Communities El Salvador and the Salvadoran Ministry of Education, carried out in August 2013. All names of students have been anonymised.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Popular Education, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Religious Education, Christianity, Case Studies, Churches, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: El Salvador