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ERIC Number: EJ907232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Professionalising Community Work and Its Implications for Radical Community Education
Fitzsimons, Camilla
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p53-71 2010
This article adopts a radical lens and examines the relationship between community development, adult education and professionalism. It draws from research on one specific community- university partnership and presents the professionalisation of community work as detrimental to radical practice because of its encouragement of individual vertical progression for learners and a favouring of professional practitioner benefits over collective community gain. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland