Originally published in 1982, this book discusses the role of adult education in social and community action. In particular it presents a critical assessment of 'community education' and the theories of Illich, Freire and Gramsci and it proves that there is a radical adult education tradition in the USA, Europe and North America which can offer many insights into the contemporary debate about the role of adult learning. The material is based on a decade of practical involvement in community action and education in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where - despite deep political and religious divisions - community action has united Catholics and Protestants in a common resolve.
1. Adult Education and Social Change 2. Community Action and Social Change 3. Community Education and Community Action 4. Social Change and Community Action in Northern Ireland 5. Community Education and Community Action in Northern Ireland 6. Reflection on Action 7. 'Cultural' Action and the Media 8. Research and Information for Community Action 9. Education and Training for Community Action 10. Community Education and the Working Class 11. Community Education and Social Movements
Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and