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ERIC Number: EJ1117510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
The Future Is Unwritten: Democratic Adult Education against and beyond Neoliberalism
Finnegan, Fergal
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p46-58 2016
The paper discusses the value of imagination in educational debate and makes an argument for Irish adult educators making space and time to envisage a range of possible futures for the field beyond the terms offered in current policy. It explores this topic in relation to neoliberal educational reform and the broader social context. The second half outlines one possible future--adult education for a participatory democracy and sketches out some of what this might entail both in principle and in practice. (A bibliography is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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