ERIC Number: EJ848416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Conceptualizing Training in the Radical Adult Education Tradition
Holst, John D.
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v59 n4 p318-334 2009
This article reviews contemporary definitions of training in adult education literature with a focus on the narrowing of what is generally considered and not considered to be training today. The article then provides a number of historical and contemporary examples of training within the radical tradition. It argues that in the radical tradition, training is not conceived so narrowly and the terms "training" and "education" are at times used interchangeably to refer to a democratic and participatory form of education. The article concludes with a thematic summary of training conceptualized within the radical adult education tradition.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Theory, Educational History, Training, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Principles, Cultural Context, Social History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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