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ERIC Number: EJ1155362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Repressive Tolerance and the Practice of Adult Education
Brookfield, Stephen D.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v5 n2 Article 2 p15-28 2014
Herbert Marcuse's concept of repressive tolerance argues that behind the justification of tolerance lies the possibility of ideological domination. Tolerance allows intolerable practices to go unchallenged and flattens discussion to assume all viewpoints have equal validity. When alternative, dissenting views are inserted into the curriculum dominant ideology means they are always positioned as the "other" in relation to the mainstream. This article takes Marcuse's concept and applies it to a number of familiar adult educational practices and concerns. It considers how Marcuse's contrasting notion of liberating tolerance might be manifest in adult education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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