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A Study of Religious Education Pedagogy for Second Generation Korean Australian Adolescents: Threefold Structure for an Alternative Model to the Schooling Paradigm

Park, Jong Soo (2010) A Study of Religious Education Pedagogy for Second Generation Korean Australian Adolescents: Threefold Structure for an Alternative Model to the Schooling Paradigm. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Since the first official Korean immigrants arrived in Australia in 1969 under the Skilled Migration programme, few academic inquiries have been made regarding Religious Education pedagogy for the second-generation Korean-Australian (hereafter SGKA) adolescents. Until now, most of the Korean ethnic churches in Australia, including the Korean-Australian Reformed church (hereafter the KAR church), have been utilising the first-generation-dominated schooling (hereafter FGD schooling) paradigm as a primary pedagogy of Religious Education for SGKA teenagers. While
the schooling model is useful in many Religious educational settings, I argue that it is not effective for the education of the said adolescents in the context of the KAR
church.
The premise of my argument is that the FGD schooling Religious Education does not take into account the context of the immigrant church as a contact zone as well as the issue of identity crisis which is faced by many SGKA adolescents as a result of being found between two cultures: the Australian and Korean cultures. As a result, contents and methods of Religious Education of the KAR church tend to be inadequate to enable SGKA teenagers to open their minds and accept the Christian faith appropriately. This situation has presented the need for alternative Religious education pedagogy to the schooling paradigm which is both appropriate and effective for the second-generation Korean-Australian adolescents

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Second-Generation Immigrant, Ethnic Church, Adolescent, Minority, Identity crisis, Pedagogy, Religious education, Christian education, Schooling, Korean-Australian, Migrant family, First-generation, Self-concept, Two-worlds, Contact zone, Generational conflicts
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 21:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/528

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