ERIC Number: ED423391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Radical Heroes. Gramsci, Freire and the Politics of Adult Education. Studies in the History of Education, Volume 6. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 1006.
This book examines the ideas of two radical heroes of adult education: Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and Paulo Freire (1921-1997). The book is organized into six chapters. Chapter 1 introduces both men and their influences on adult education. Chapter 2 examines Gramsci's educative concept of politics, focusing on his concepts of hegemony and the intellectuals. Chapter 3 explores Freire's concept of education as political and the transformative role of adult education in liberating the oppressed. Chapter 4 looks at the points of contact and divergence of Gramsci's and Freire's ideas. Chapter 5 examines the references to Gramsci and Freire in the adult education literature and evaluates the linkage of their ideas in the context of a consideration of Gramsci's and Freire's status as radical heroes. Chapter 6 reviews the state of their ideas in adult education thus far and looks more closely at an account by one adult educator of her work with a social movement: Gelsa Knijinik's teaching and research in ethnomathematics with the landless people's movement in Brazil. (Contains 290 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Andragogy, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Politics of Education, Social Change
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil