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Health education as education of the oppressed

NC van Wyk
Curationis | Vol 22, No 4 | a748 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v22i4.748 | © 1999 NC van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1999 | Published: 27 September 1999

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NC van Wyk,, South Africa

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Paolo Freire’s theory of critical thinking shows remarkable similarities to the principles supported by health education. In his capacity as Brazilian educationalist, Freire emphasized man’s active participation in his own development. Without this active involvement, growth and development become quite impossible to attain.


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