ERIC Number: EJ887077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Out of Crisis: Reflections of an Iraqi and an American on Advocacy for Andragogy
Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S.
Adult Learning, v21 n1-2 p37-40 Win-Spr 2010
Mahdi is an Iraqi doctoral candidate in adult and higher education and Bright is her doctoral advisor. The two have been involved in intensive dialogue about how they see their cultures, how they perceive the conflict in the Middle East, and how andragogical theory offers hope for changing learning and teaching approaches that can influence political and social philosophies of leadership. This conversation is a reflection of their advocacy for andragogy as a tool for change and peace. They discuss how an inclusive education can bridge two cultures, American and Arab together in meaningful ways. Following their conversations, their combined voices contemplate the following questions: (1) What does andragogy have to offer to people in cultures facing distress, conflict, and war?; (2) What is the relevance?; and (3) Why should people in the field of adult education care? They contend that adult educational theory, process, and research are elemental to a vision of a peaceful world and a stabilized Iraq.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Adult Education, Role of Education, War, Conflict, Geographic Location, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Doctoral Degrees, Interprofessional Relationship, Faculty Advisers, Attitudes, Reflection, Responsibility, Sharing Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iraq; South Dakota; United States