Definition of conscientization in English:

conscientization

(also conscientisation)

noun

  • Originally in Latin America: the action or process of making others aware of political and social conditions, especially as a precursor to challenging inequalities of treatment or opportunity; the fact of being aware of these conditions.

Origin

1960s. From conscient + -ization, after Portuguese conscientização.

Pronunciation

conscientization

/ˌkɒnʃntʌɪˈzeɪʃn/