Class Concerns (Heftet)

Adult Education and Social Class

Serie: New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education S. No. 106


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 112
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education S.
Serienummer: No. 106
ISBN/EAN: 9780787981280
Omtale Class Concerns
This volume brings together leading progressive adult educators to explore how class affects different arenas of adult education practice and discourse. It highlights the links between adult education, the material and social conditions of daily and working lives, and the economic and political systems that underpin them. Chapters focus on adult education policies; teaching; learning and identity formation; educational institutions and social movements; and the relationships between class, gender, and race.Overall, the volume reaffirms the salience of class in shaping the lives we lead and the educational approaches we develop. It offers suggestions for adult educators to identify and resist the encroachments of global capitalism and understand the role of education in promoting social equality. Finally, it suggests that a class perspective can provide an antidote to much of the social amnesia, self-absorption, and apolitical theorizing that pervades current adult education discourse. This is the 106th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series "New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education".

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