ERIC Number: EJ1000765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Popular Education and the "Party Line"
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v11 n2 p239-257 2013
Popular education, by which is meant adult education within and in support of radical social movements, has become a major topic in academic adult education in recent times. This paper criticises the lack of attention paid in most of this writing to the history, theory and practice of revolutionary parties in the communist and socialist tradition. Through an exploration of the concept of the "party line", it is argued that this neglect has led to a one-sided view of the relationship between education and action, a view which must be overcome for popular education to become an effective force for socialist transformation.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Popular Education, Social Change, Political Attitudes, Criticism, Social Systems, Correlation, Social Action, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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