ERIC Number: EJ1028708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Establishing Conceptual Boundaries: What Is an Adult Education Project, Promise and Practice?
Stein, David S.
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v26 n1 p22-32 Win 2014
In a movement toward workforce development as an academic entity, the identity of adult education as projects for inquiry is troubled. In some academic programs, adult education has been termed adult learning in the service of promoting teaching and learning for the workplace. However, adult education's inquiry, its projects, might be more than just teaching adults or researching how adults' learn. This paper presents an argument that adult education projects might have a social justice focus. Adult education might serve as a critique of social, educational, and political policies concerning work and the workplace. [Reprinted with the permission of the author and publisher: Stein, D. S. (2006). Establishing Conceptual Boundaries: What Is an Adult Education Project, Promise and Practice? "New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development," v20 n1 p32-42 Win 2006. Available in ERIC at EJ983775.]
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Labor Force Development, Social Justice, Social Capital, Educational Research, Research Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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