ERIC Number: EJ905974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Adult Learners in France in the 1960s: A Socio-Historical Approach to "The Relationship to Knowledge"
Laot, Francoise F.
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v29 n6 p665-677 Nov 2010
This paper uses a socio-historical approach to explore the emergence in French theoretical literature in the mid-1960s of a new notion, the "relationship to knowledge" ("rapport au savoir"), and its success in the emerging field of professional adult education within the Complex of Nancy, France. The increasing use of this notion, first, in the research on adult pedagogy, and then, more generally, in educational research, will be used as a starting point in this paper to question the effects in France of the said research on the shift from teaching to learning from the late 1960s onward. Finally, this paper will present an attempt to compare "relationship to knowledge" with "way of knowing". (Contains 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Research, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, History, Professional Education, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: France