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Connolly, Bríd; Finnegan, Fergal – Adult Learning, 2016
This article draws on our backgrounds as adult educators in Ireland and our experience at Highlander in 2014. We review our development as critical educators, exposed to deep inequalities in Irish society. We explore role of popular education in fostering social change, beginning with the commitment to equality and freedom, whereby, we produce…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
Connolly, Bríd – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2016
In recent decades, adult and community education has emerged as a distinctive discipline in its own right, based on scholarship in the quest for real equality and social justice. This distinctive discipline is already characterised by "really useful practice", that is, critical, creative pedagogy, heavily influenced by women's studies…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Educational Research, Research Needs