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Szymanski, Sharon; Wells, Richard – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article proposes a "pedagogy of popular political economy" in a Labor Studies program to counter a historical legacy of racism and draw on students' respect for expertise to help them see through the distortions of the day.
Descriptors: Labor, Labor Education, Labor Economics, Racial Bias
Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article focuses on the use of "narrative disclosure" as a pedagogical strategy whose goal is to respond critically to and challenge the ideology of White supremacy.
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Bias, Educational Strategies, Ideology
Gnanadass, Edith; Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors challenge the ongoing dehumanization of people of color by arguing for the use of Black texts as core readings in courses on adult learning rather than as add-ons or "special topics."
Descriptors: Humanization, Racial Bias, African American Literature, Inclusion
Butterwick, Shauna; Selman, Jan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article helps us see how, through revisiting a range of stories, community-based participatory theater can create conditions for acknowledging and valuing difference and promoting solidarity.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Community Programs, Theater Arts, Diversity
Hendricks, Natheem; Mati, Shepi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article makes a contribution to understanding human rights peer education in the South African context and the extent to which such provision could enable participants to develop a critical understanding of human rights and xenophobia.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Stranger Reactions, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
Nieves, Yolanda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the author describes the curriculum of a freshman composition class for socially marginalized students that uses an imaginative service-learning component to nurture agency and voice.
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Activism, Freshman Composition, College Freshmen
MacNeill, Sheila; Johnston, Bill; Smyth, Keith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe a new vision of open education, a "public pedagogy," that can respond to both the neoliberal university and contemporary rightwing media.
Descriptors: Open Education, Public Education, Neoliberalism, Mass Media
Mojab, Shahrzad; Carpenter, Sara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article uses a critical analysis of liberal democracy and its ties to a re-emergent fascism to call for a Marxist feminist pedagogy of anti-fascism.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Marxian Analysis, Feminism, Educational Practices
Michelson, Elana; Mandell, Alan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This closing article urges adult educators to continue to question our role, our ideas, and our pedagogical strategies in order to renew our efforts to support social change and social justice.
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Strategies, Social Change
Michelson, Elana – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article provides a critical analysis of adult educators' cherished notion of "experiential learning" and of the ways in which our assumptions limit our ability to respond effectively to a world of "truthiness" and "alternative facts."
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Experiential Learning, Criticism, Propaganda
English, Leona M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article discusses teaching and learning approaches that illustrate "groundtruthing," a practice that brings us close to where people are living, working and being, as a way to promote transformational change.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Ethics, Social Change
Bien-Gund, Susannah; Elrowmeim, Somia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
In this chapter, the former and current directors of adult education at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) discuss strategies from their shared process of fostering community, student leadership, and empowerment in AAANY's community-based literacy program. Amid the challenges for learners and the program connected to the 2016…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Adult Education, Student Leadership, Student Empowerment
Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses and unpacks the ways in which gendered racism impacts African American female academics. An understanding of gendered racist realism exposes dominant racist ideologies in the academy, in general. Ontological beingness, specifically the "ontological we," affords African American women the opportunity to confront and…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Racial Bias, African American Teachers, Women Faculty
Jeremic, Rusa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The evolution of Web 2.0 user-generated content has opened the door to new forms of collective action and social movement building. In asking if the benefits outweigh the risks, this paper brings Gramsci's theorization of activism into the twenty-first century, where the newspaper has been replaced by social medial tools and the Organic…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Activism, Social Action, Social Media
Fullard, David A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Historically, black male students in the United States have the lowest college degree completion rate. This chapter describes the work of the Black Male Initiative (BMI) at Empire State College in NYC. Grounded in an Afrocentric paradigm, BMI provides a safe space for students to share experiences. In this chapter, the author describes the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African American Students, College Students, College Programs