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ERIC Number: EJ758791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
A Freirean Approach to Family Life Education: Teaching a Graduate Institute in Jamaica
Taber, Nancy; Humble, Aine M.; Norris, Deborah
Convergence, v39 n1 p45-60 2006
This paper discusses an international, intensive 10-day graduate institute called "A Freirean Approach to Family Life Education," conducted in Jamaica. Details on the coordination of the programme and administration of the course are given, and then a brief overview of Jamaican families is provided. Emancipatory family life education is described, drawing on both Paulo Freire's work and Freirean-influenced work. Final sections of the paper describe the planning and experience of the institute. Issues of cultural divergence and convergence are explored, focusing on family diversity and sexual orientation. Pedagogical recommendations for educators involved in cross-cultural Freirean adult education are provided, including the importance of international educators being prepared to take a stand to support social justice. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica