ERIC Number: ED437523
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Publication Date: 1999
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Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education. Possibilities for Transformative Action. Global Perspectives on Adult Education and Training.
This book examines the ideas of Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire regarding radical education and adult education's role in the struggle for liberation from oppression. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the following topics: Gramsci and Freire's theories; publications about both men in the adult education literature; and the principles of transformative adult education. Chapter 2 focuses on the following aspects of Gramsci's views on adult education: relationship between hegemony and education; agency; and sites of practice, social relations, and content. Five aspects of Freire's thinking regarding adult education are explored in chapter 3: political pedagogy; agency; liberation theology, and Marxism; democratic education; agents of change; and sites of practice and content. Chapter 4 presents a biographical and contextual comparison of Gramsci and Freire and identifies parallels in and differences between their ideas. Chapters 5-7 discuss these topics: limitations in the thinking of Gramsci and Freire (class and other forms of social difference, contestation and cooptation, information technology); a Gramscian-Freirean synthesis and beyond (commitment, agency, social movements, adult educators, cultural production, history); and transformative adult education in context (limits and possibilities of social transformation; prerevolutionary context, cultural revolution). The book contains 368 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Freedom, Information Technology, Literature Reviews, Marxism, Personal Autonomy, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization, Revolution, Role of Education, Social Change, Social Differences, Synthesis, Teacher Student Relationship, Transformative Learning
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