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Holst, John D. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Politics, Ideology
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Clover, Darlene E.; McGregor, Catherine; Farrell, Martha; Pant, Mandakini – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Our feminist cross-national comparative study explored the informal and nonformal education and learning of women politicians in Canada and India. Using individual interviews, focus groups, surveys and observations of training sessions we compared and contrasted socio-cultural contexts, challenges, education and learning philosophies, and diverse…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Politics, Nonformal Education
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Westwood, Sallie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
Discussion with an African-American mental health group in Britain demonstrate the politics involved in the relationship between knowledge and power. Transformative research is seen as part of the politics of postmodernism--the shift from Eurocentrism and the influence of research on political agendas and the balance of power. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Politics, Postmodernism
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Coben, Diana – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
Examines the influence on adult education of Gramsci's ideas, including the concept of hegemony, the role of intellectuals, and political education. Considers how adult education can use his perspective to engage with new social movements in bringing about more democratic forms of education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Marxism, Politics