Adult Education and the Postmodern Challenge: Learning Beyond the Limits

Adult Education and the Postmodern Challenge: Learning Beyond the Limits

By: Rennie Johnston (author), Robin Usher (author), Ian Bryant (author)Paperback

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This book offers some suggestions as to ways forward from this dilemma. Drawing on the new intellectual frameworks of critical pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their impact upon educational theory, practice and research, the book focuses on the changing contexts of adult education. By building on the notion of going beyond the limits of certain current adult education orthodoxies, the authors try to provide alternatives for practice. The final three chapters deal with research, focusing on a critical macro-analysis of mainstream paradigms, a review of alternative approaches, and a more micro-analysis centering on the role of the socially-located self in the research process.

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Introduction Chapter 1. Adult Learning in Postmodernity Chapter 2. Adult Learning for Citizenship Chapter 3. Governmentality and Practice Chapter 4. Disciplines and Disciplinarity: Knowledge and Power Chapter 5. Re-Configuring The 'Other': Self and Experience in Adult Learning Chapter 6. Reconceptualising Theory and Practice Chapter 7. The Reflective Practitioner Re-Visited Chpater 8. Changing Paradigms and Traditions of Research Chapter 9. Overstepping the Limits - New Approaches to Research Chapter 10. Writing and Learning About Research References

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780415120210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780415120210
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415120217

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