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ERIC Number: EJ907231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Institutional Racism in Irish Adult Education: Fact or Fiction?
O'Connor, Fiona
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p29-52 2010
This paper examines the concept of institutional racism in Irish adult education. The study of institutional racism in education has been an area relatively untouched by Irish academics to date, and so represents a green field for interested academics and adult educators. For the purpose of providing some context for this concept, a brief outline of race and racism in Ireland is included. This paper will not seek to provide definitive answers to a multifaceted problem, instead, it is intended to present the concept from an Irish adult education perspective and explore its implications for Irish adult education providers. This draws on published literature and from the author's teaching experience. Finally, initiatives which cater for cultural diversity in adult education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland