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Adult education and the postmodern challenge : learning beyond the limits / Robin Usher, Ian Bryant and Rennie Johnston

Main Author Usher, Robin Coauthor Bryant, Ian
Johnston, Rennie
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 1997 Description XVI, 248 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-415-12021-7
0-415-12020-9
CDU 374.7
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Monografia Biblioteca da UMinho no Campus de Azurém
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Monografia Biblioteca de Ciências da Educação
BCE 374.7 - U Available 173193
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book offers some suggestions as to ways forward from this dilemma. Drawing on the new intellectual frameworks of critical pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their impact upon educational theory, practice and research, the book focuses on the changing contexts of adult education. By building on the notion of going beyond the limits of certain current adult education orthodoxies, the authors try to provide alternatives for practice. The final three chapters deal with research, focusing on a critical macro-analysis of mainstream paradigms, a review of alternative approaches, and a more micro-analysis centering on the role of the socially-located self in the research process.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Adult Learning in Postmodernity
  • Chapter 2 Adult Learning for Citizenship
  • Chapter 3 Governmentality and Practice
  • Chapter 4 Disciplines and Disciplinarity: Knowledge and Power
  • Chapter 5 Re-Configuring The 'Other': Self and Experience in Adult Learning
  • Chapter 6 Reconceptualising Theory and Practice
  • Chapter 7 The Reflective Practitioner Re-Visited
  • Chpater 8 Changing Paradigms and Traditions of Research
  • Chapter 9 Overstepping the Limits - New Approaches to Research
  • Chapter 10 Writing and Learning About Research
  • References

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