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ERIC Number: EJ813648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Governance, Globalization, and Political Economy: Perspectives from Canadian Adult Education
Sumner, Jennifer
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v59 n1 p22-41 2008
The concept of governance has become increasingly popular over the past 15 years signifying its growing acceptance in a number of key sectors of society. Is governance a neutral term that is merely a synonym for government, or does it signify a shift to neoliberalism? Working from a political-economy perspective, this article will explore the concept of governance, link it to the broader concept of globalization, and examine how it can affect the field of adult education using Canadian examples. Depending on the values-orientation chosen, governance, globalization, and adult education can contribute to a society that questions the pretensions of organized power while building the public good.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada