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ERIC Number: EJ834244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
The Role of Spirituality in the Anti-Oppressive Higher-Education Classroom
Shahjahan, Riyad Ahmed
Teaching in Higher Education, v14 n2 p121-131 Apr 2009
There is scant research literature on the interconnection between spirituality and anti-oppressive pedagogy in the higher-education classroom. In this paper, based on a broader qualitative study that examined spiritually-minded activist scholars in the Canadian university context, I focus on how four such scholars integrate spirituality into their teaching practices. Two themes are presented in this paper: (1) toward a pedagogy of hope; and (2) affirming different ways of knowing. I conclude with the argument that teaching from a spiritual paradigm is fraught with challenges and risks yet has positive implications for developing anti-oppressive pedagogy in higher education. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada