Elderly in the United States

Elderly in the United States.

● Length: 8–10 double spaced pages critically analyzing the elderly population that has been oppressed as it relates to Paulo Freire’s critical framework (Freire, P., 2000), not including title or resource page.

● Population – Elderly in the United States

● Problem/Challenge – Elderly Abuse

● References should be scholarly, peer-reviewed

● Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/pedagogychapter1.html

● Identify how the elderly population has been oppressed and who/what has oppressed them, and describe the elderly population and the scope elderly abuse

● Discusses how the elderly population has experienced oppression over time and provides examples of the oppression

● Analyze how the elderly population has resisted oppression, demonstrated resilience, and/or become liberated or transcended oppression

● Examine how the concepts of Paulo Freire’s theoretical framework can be applied to address the problem of oppression in the elderly population

● Describes how the historical context of oppression in the elderly population relates to elderly abuse

● Identify ways that Paulo Freire’s theoretical framework can be used to explain abuse associated with the elderly population, and discusses potential gaps and/or other frameworks that can be applied

● Discuss how examining abuse associated with the elderly population through this oppression framework has changed the way you understand the population and/or problem

● Recommend improvements to remedy abuse of the oppressed elderly population The following critical elements should be addressed:

● Population: Who have been the primary person(s) who have been oppressed? Who or what has oppressed them (i.e., beliefs, people)? Describe the population and scope of problem. For instance, what statistics are relevant to your populations/problem that demonstrate its importance?

● Oppression: How has this population experienced oppression over time? Examine the historical context and provide examples of this oppression.

● Resistance/Resilience/Transcendence: How have they resisted this oppression, demonstrated resilience, and/or have become liberated, transcending from oppression?

● Freire’s Framework: Concepts: How do the following concepts of Paulo Freire’s framework apply to this topic (Include at least 4 concepts bolded in the text): There are many—here are some to get you started:

● Dehumanization/humanization

● Prescription

● Sub-oppression

● Violence/Horizontal Violence

● Internalize the oppressor

● Critical Consciousness/Praxis

● Emancipation/Liberation

● Dialogic concepts (Unity, cooperation, organization, cultural synthesis)

● Anti-dialogic concepts (Divide and rule, manipulation, cultural disruption, conquest)

● Historical Context: How might the historical context of your populations relate to your chosen problem/challenge? This is where you draw connections between the historical context and the contemporary problem. For instance, Burnette’s article on IPV describes how historical oppression relates to the high rate of violence against Indigenous women.

● Frameworks/Understanding the Problem: In what ways does Freire’s framework explain the issue or problem? In what ways does it leave gaps in understanding this topic? Are there other theoretical frameworks that might be helpful in understanding the problem?

● Examination: How has examining your topic through this oppression framework changed the way you understand the populations and/or problem?

● Improvement/s: What do you think is needed to improve upon this problem? In other words, what can be done to begin to improve the situation? What are your recommendations?

Elderly in the United States

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