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ERIC Number: EJ1016077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom--The Limits to the Transformative Approach to Education for Political Citizenship
Murray, Michael J.
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p15-28 2013
This article offers a critical examination of the transformative approach to education for political citizenship. The argument offered here is that the transformative approaches lacks the capacity to fully acknowledge the asymmetries of political power and as a consequence, it promotes an idealised construct of political citizenship which does not transfer readily to spheres of political activity outside of the learning space. Learning about the "ubiquity of power" should not be construed as indoctrination. Rather, it offers learners the possibility to challenge all aspects of political activity and to explore alternatives to established discourses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union; Ireland
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