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ERIC Number: EJ1131299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Theological Dynamics of Paulo Freire's Educational Theory: An Essay to Assist the Work of Catholic Educators
Madero, Cristóbal
International Studies in Catholic Education, v7 n2 p122-133 2015
Paulo Freire's educational theory is world widely acclaimed and recognised for its intrinsic humanism. Here I will present a lesser known face of Freire that I claim is as important as his humanist inspiration: his Catholic background. As a first step, I will present some aspects of Freire's religious experience. Then, I will highlight two aspects of his educational theory showing the connections with his Christian background: the theology of communion in relation to his concept of humanity and the application of the theological virtues as the basis for his concept of dialogue, which, as was shown, are the bases of his educational theory. Finally, I will explore some aspects of the ecclesiology that he was taught and which he later criticised. This research fills not only a gap in Freire's interpretation, but it is also a source of motivation for Catholic educators; those who educate from their beliefs.
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Language: English
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