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ERIC Number: EJ1155152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Participatory Learning in Formal Adult Education Contexts
Kucukaydin, Ilhan; Cranton, Patricia
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v3 n1 Article 1 p1-12 2012
Formal courses in adult education are most often housed within schools or faculties that include other disciplines such as teacher education, psychology, or training and development. Adult educators teaching these courses may feel obligated to follow the procedures and practices of the institution as well as of the programs with which they are associated. This creates a set of paradoxes and conflicts that are rarely addressed. Adult educators working in formal contexts teach about critical pedagogy and democratic practices without engaging in those practices themselves. This article advocates a participatory learning model based on the historical foundations of adult education theory and practice. The authors explore teaching as a subversive activity, hegemony, critical pedagogy, and power relations. The authors then discuss implications for practice in formal contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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