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ERIC Number: EJ1114724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Conscientization and Third Space: A Case Study of Tunisian Activism
Boumlik, Habiba; Schwartz, Joni
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v66 n4 p319-335 Nov 2016
This case study examines, "Al Bawsala," a nongovernmental organization and a female cyber social activist, Amira Yahyaoui, in the aftermath of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution through the lens of adult education. The theoretical frameworks of conscientization and third space are employed to describe Yahyaoui's development of the watchdog political organization, "Al Bawsala," for the purpose of democratic learning and popular education in Tunisia. Through interviews with Yahyaoui as well as content analysis of social media platforms used by "Al Bawsala," the findings suggest popular education praxis of conscientization and third space are operative and central to Tunisia's relatively nonviolent path toward democratization after the Arab Spring. The authors further suggest that "Al Bawsala's" work is one approach for moving forward in a postrevolution context, and that adult education is central to that process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tunisia
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