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ERIC Number: EJ1155064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Social Justice and Adult Education
Russo, Marianne Robin
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v3 n4 Article 2 p14-23 2012
It should be understood that the importance of adult education is to illuminate the current context in which the adult functions. This adult frames directly linked with the construct of social justice. Adult education is examined under two frames: (a) Merriam and Brockett (1997) who define adult education as "…activities intentionally designed for the purpose of bringing about learning among those whose age, social roles, or self-perception define them as adults," and (b) Horton's philosophy developed under the Highlander Folk School. Understanding this correlation of adult education within a social-political phenomena, the nature of adult education may belong to a wide-ranging spectrum of teaching and learning in terms of: (a) media messaging and the rhetoric that may be inculcating adults, ultimately swaying public opinion; (b) adult messaging and totalitarian implications; (c) adult education and the state; (d) knowledge of history; (e) the history of adult education and how it has been instrumental in social justice; and (f) what adult education, inclusive of adult educators, must do to mitigate class hegemony.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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