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ERIC Number: EJ789378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Extension and Community: The Practice of Popular and Progressive Education
Zacharakis, Jeff
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n117 p13-23 Spr 2008
Although most articles and chapters on the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) begin with its early history and focus on its development from an institutional or broad programmatic perspective, this chapter examines the relationship between community economic development and popular education. It shows how CES's educational principles are historically grounded in the Progressive period and that this foundation continues to offer opportunities for creative programming and critical thinking that seeks to strengthen democracy by engaging everyday people in a democratic process. Finally, the author makes the argument that in spite of a complex organizational and bureaucratic structure, the CES has active groups of educators who should be recognized as popular educators working for democratic social change toward a more equitable society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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