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ERIC Number: ED542350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Is Adult & Community Education for Active Citizenship Important for Community Engagement by Government?
Tobias, Robert
Online Submission
This article builds on a previous submission to the New Zealand government's Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector. It reviews the very long history of adult and community education (ACE) for active citizenship. It illustrates some ways in which ACE organizations and groups have contributed to attempts by the state and its agencies to engage with the citizens, communities, groups and organizations of civil society. It also identifies some factors which affect these projects and highlights the important role played by ACE organizations and groups in many past engagements. The article points to benefits of ACE for active citizenship and argues that the involvement of ACE organizations and groups should be extended. For this to happen the nature of these contributions need to be better understood, more widely recognised and more adequately resourced. ACE for active citizenship could make an even greater contribution to democracy in the future than it has made in the past. [This article was published in: "Journal of Adult Learning Aotearoa New Zealand" 37 (1) June 2009: 16-26.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand