Adult Education and the State

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134920814
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development

Author: Frank Youngman
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856496766
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In the formerly colonial world, the discourse of development has established an almost unquestioned intellectual and political dominance. Adult educators, their purposes and their programmes, are inevitably deeply shaped by this fact. Frank Youngman believes that adult educators need to have an understanding of the various different theories of development, and how different development strategies and biases impact on their own work. The purpose of his book is to provide a theory of applied political economy to explain the interface between society and adult education in developing countries. The author's own approach is broadly influenced by the Marxist tradition, but one that seeks to transcend many of the limitations and rigidities often prevalent in the past. He introduces adult educators to the main competing theories of development -- the modernisation, dependency, neo-liberal and various alternative approaches. He then demonstrates the power of his analytical tools by examining a variety of specific issues affecting adult education. These include the impact of foreign aid, social inequalities (notably class, gender and ethnic inequalities), and the relationship between state and civil society in peripheral capitalist societies. The book draws on a wealth of empirical information and case studies from various parts of the world, but with particular attention to the country which the author knows best, Botswana. Its signal contribution is its elaboration of a theory of the political economy of adult education in the context of development and its demonstration of the applicability of this theoretical framework, including its usefulness in generating appropriate research agendas.

Foundations of Adult Education in Africa

Author: Fredrick Nafukho
Publisher: Pearson South Africa
ISBN: 9789282011218
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This publication provides a historical perspective on the current educational context. It discusses the impact of the colonial past and the changing practices of the present, highlighting as it does the key concepts, information and principles in the African context. The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, and adult education as a developing profession. It further considers the impact of information and communication technology and globalization on the policies and structures of lifelong learning.--Publisher's description.

Global issues and adult education

Author: Sharan B. Merriam
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN:
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Global Issues and Adult Educationbrings together seven years of cutting-edge research and analysis from the Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education. These emerging leaders in the field investigate the importance of adult education in responding to the challenges of global issues. The book is divided into five sections, each of which examines one overarching topic—globalization and the market economy, marginalized populations, environment and health, community empowerment, and lifelong learning and educational systems. Each section begins with an introduction that provides a framework for understanding the overarching issues and summarizes the chapters in the section.

Power in Practice

Author: Ronald M. Cervero
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787958602
Format: PDF
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"The single most important contribution to our field's knowledge base in the past two decades. The authors have managed to shift the focus of adult education back to the social concerns that were taken for granted when the field was founded. We are ready for this long overdue book. Indeed, we have been yearning for this book. It will tilt our field back towards its moral center." —B. Allan Quigley, chair, Department of Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia "Power in Practice is a wonderful book--full of case studies, updated theories, new perspectives, and evidence that adult education can and does change people's lives." —Michael Newman, senior lecturer in adult education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Adult educators know that they can no longer focus solely on the needs of learners without responsibly addressing the political and ethical consequences of their work. Power in Practice examines how certain adult education programs, practices, and policies can become a subtle part of power relationships in wider society. It provides a rich array of real-world cases that highlight the pivotal role of adult educators as "knowledge and power brokers" in the conflict between learners and the social forces surrounding them. The authors discuss how to teach responsibly, develop effective adult education programs, and provide exemplary leadership in complex political contexts, including the workplace and higher education. Educators in the middle of power struggles will learn how to become more politically aware while actively shaping their enterprises to meet important social needs.

Human Rights Education for the Twenty First Century

Author: George J. Andreopoulos
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive resource for training, education, and raising awareness in a wide variety of settings, both formal and informal. A diverse group of contributors—experienced activists, education experts, and representatives of several international governmental organizations—provides a rich potpourri of ideas and real-world approaches to initiating, planning, and implementing programs for teaching people about their human rights and fundamental freedoms. This volume has been developed for a global audience of educators, scholars in many disciplines, nongovernmental organizations, and foundation officers.

Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems

Author: Richard Desjardins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273653
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on comparative adult education statistics offered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and country case studies, this book analyses the policies and structures that foster adult learning. It examines a variety of forms of adult learning, ranging from initial forms of post-compulsory education, such as upper secondary tracks and tertiary education, to firm training, compensatory adult education and learning for civic and leisure oriented purposes. Throughout the book, adult learning systems are directly linked to a variety of structural and public policy frameworks using a comparative welfare state approach. Themes such as pathways to learning and transition systems, participation patterns in higher education and participation patterns in other organized forms of adult learning are covered. The countries discussed are the UK, the USA, Korea, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. Situated at the intersection between scholarship and policy and using a mixed-methods approach, this title contributes fundamental insights into the further study of policies and structures related to alternative post-compulsory learning pathways.

Power in Practice

Author: Ronald M. Cervero
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787958602
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The single most important contribution to our field's knowledge base in the past two decades. The authors have managed to shift the focus of adult education back to the social concerns that were taken for granted when the field was founded. We are ready for this long overdue book. Indeed, we have been yearning for this book. It will tilt our field back towards its moral center." —B. Allan Quigley, chair, Department of Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia "Power in Practice is a wonderful book--full of case studies, updated theories, new perspectives, and evidence that adult education can and does change people's lives." —Michael Newman, senior lecturer in adult education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Adult educators know that they can no longer focus solely on the needs of learners without responsibly addressing the political and ethical consequences of their work. Power in Practice examines how certain adult education programs, practices, and policies can become a subtle part of power relationships in wider society. It provides a rich array of real-world cases that highlight the pivotal role of adult educators as "knowledge and power brokers" in the conflict between learners and the social forces surrounding them. The authors discuss how to teach responsibly, develop effective adult education programs, and provide exemplary leadership in complex political contexts, including the workplace and higher education. Educators in the middle of power struggles will learn how to become more politically aware while actively shaping their enterprises to meet important social needs.

Adult education in the American experience

Author: Harold W. Stubblefield
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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"Stubblefield and Keane have brought a high degree of organization and coherence to the very complex history of adult education in the United States. No one who is serious about the study of adult learning can afford to be without this thoroughly researched volume." --David W. Stewart, director of program development, the Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, American Council on Education From the earliest contributions of Native Americans in the colonial period to the workforce preparation crisis in the 1980s, this book explores the patterns, themes, and changing ideologies of learning and education in adulthood.