Adult Education and the Postmodern Challenge: Learning Beyond the Limits

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Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - Education - 264 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 1 Adult learning in postmodernity
1
Chapter 2 Adult learning for citizenship
27
Chapter 3 Governmentality and practice
49
Chapter 4 Disciplines and disciplinarity Knowledge and power
67
Chapter 5 Reconfiguring the other Self and experience in adult learning
91
Chapter 6 Reconceptualising theory and practice
119
Chapter 7 The reflective practitioner revisited
139
Chapter 8 Changing paradigms and traditions of research
167
Chapter 9 Overstepping the limits New approaches to research
187
Chapter 10 Writing and learning about research
209
References
229
Index
239

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