ERIC Number: ED443992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development. Global Perspectives on Adult Education and Training.
This book, which is based on a broad concept of adult education that embraces all forms of organized learning undertaken by adults, draws on empirical information and case studies to provide a theory of applied political economy to explain the interface between society and adult education in developing countries. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the political economy approach (Marxist political economy and recent critiques of Marxism); (2) the political economy of adult education (the radical tradition in adult education, political economies of adult education); (3) adult education and development theory (modernization theory, dependency theory, neoliberal theory, populism, political economy); (4) imperialism, aid, and adult education (aid as imperialism, aid and adult education, a research agenda on aid and adult education, aid to Botswana's adult education sector, Botswana's National Literacy Programme); (5) social inequality and adult education (social inequality in peripheral capitalism, social inequality and adult education, a research agenda on social inequality and adult education, and a case study of class and adult education in Botswana); and (6) the state, civil society, and adult education (a research agenda and a case study of the state, adult education, and adult education campaigns and programs in Botswana). (Contains 363 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Capitalism, Case Studies, Definitions, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Groups, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government School Relationship, Imperialism, International Cooperation, Literacy Education, Marxism, Political Socialization, Politics of Education, Popular Education, Research Needs, Role of Education, Sex Bias, Social Change, Social Class, Theory Practice Relationship
St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (ISBN: 1-85649-675-9 (hardback), $69.50; ISBN: 1-85649-676-7 (paper) $25). Tel: 800-321-9299 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.stmartins.com.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana