"All humans are members of the same body Created from one essence"

"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Sunday, 13 June 2010

How can we read the word and the world?

I think that it is a profoundly democratic thing to begin to learn to ask questions.

The accomplishment of critical consciousness consists in the first place in the learner's capacity to situate herself in her own historicity, for example to grasp the class, race, and sexual aspects of education and social formation. (Freire, 1988, p. 4)

Now, my question is how to help students learn to read the world?

I do not think that there is one recipe to answer this question. I have learned after few years of teaching that a teacher must remain creative and he/she must always use new ideas.

And as Patricia Hinchey pointed out in her journal, "It is not necessary to devaluate white men in order to remember that people of color and women also matter. It is not necessary to renounce Christianity or Judaism in order to talk about the beliefs of Islam. An awareness of other culture is not the same thing as an adoption of them. We are all created equal. It is a matter of justice."

And she added: "In a democracy, of all places, how can such practice be considered unpatriotic."

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