Adult Education and the Postmodern Challenge

Learning Beyond the Limits

By Ian Bryant, Rennie Johnston, Robin Usher

© 1996 – Routledge

268 pages

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About the Book

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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General