ERIC Number: ED439259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Liberating Knowledge: Research, Feminism, and Adult Education.
This book, which is directed toward tutors and learners in women's studies and community-based adult education programs who wish to cross the boundaries between arts, social science, and natural science, explores the relationship between research, feminism, and adult education. The book begins with a preface that provides background information on the author's childhood in Glasgow, Scotland. Chapter 1 explains the author's approach of offering a reflexive account of three research projects on women's adult education that she conducted at three different periods in her life. Running throughout the remainder of the book is the theme that methodology underpins all theory making. The book's guiding metaphor is that of "healing the breach" between "words and things" and between forms of knowledge that are usually separated in our culture: cerebral and emotional understanding; literary and scientific knowledge; and knowledge developed "from above" and "from below." (Contains 319 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Community Education, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Definitions, Democracy, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Epistemology, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Fused Curriculum, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Learning Processes, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Sex Differences, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Womens Education, Womens Studies
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE, United Kingdom (14.95 pounds). Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom