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ERIC Number: EJ963070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Paulo Freire and His Contribution to Multiethnic Churches
Gushiken, Kevin M.
Religious Education, v107 n2 p122-138 2012
Paulo Freire's educational philosophy encourages conscientization in individuals as a means to overcoming oppression. This approach includes dialogue that leads to critical thinking and problem-posed learning that fosters self-discovery. This article applies this process to a multi-ethnic congregation as it nurtures ethnic equality. In addition, this framework challenges churches to view education dynamically, not statically, by respecting the uniqueness of each individual and situation. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it is essential for local churches to implement educational approaches that are sensitive to issues of each ethnic person in order to effectively serve and disciple them. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States