ERIC Number: ED424367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Imagining Tomorrow. Adult Education for Transformation.
This book examines the impact of globalization, economic restructuring, and the enhanced role of community and voluntary organizations in the provision of education in Great Britain and elsewhere. The following topics are discussed in the book's eight chapters: the implications of the market-led approach to adult education as a means of economic and social development and alternative perspectives based on the thinking of Gramsci, Freire, and Gelpi; past thinking about adult education for transformation in Great Britain, Scandinavia, Canada, and the United States and its relevance to contemporary debates on the topic; the experience of adult education for transformation in developing and developed nations; economic and employment issues and their implications for community and workplace education; community adult education and its relationship to changing and intensifying social needs; political aspects of strategies for transformation (analyzing political power and building alliances for transformation); strategies for combating discrimination and oppression in adult and community education; and cultures of resistance, countercultures, and counterhegemony. Case studies from Tanzania, Cuba, India, and Nicaragua and industrialized areas are used to illustrate the implications of adult learning for sustainable development for social justice, as defined by local communities themselves. Each chapter contains references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Community Education, Community Organizations, Consciousness Raising, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Political Power, Role of Education, Social Change, Sustainable Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, England, United Kingdom (14.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)