Global Perspectives On Adult Education by A. AbdiGlobal Perspectives On Adult Education by A. Abdi

Global Perspectives On Adult Education

EditorA. Abdi

Hardcover | January 8, 2009

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This book demonstrates how processes of globalization (economic, cultural, socio-political) are creating new possibilities and inequities and are thereby creating corresponding roles for adult education and learning in the South (Africa, Asia, South America) that are embedded in multiple political, economic and cultural projects for social change.
Dip Kapoor is an associate professor, International Education, in Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
Title:Global Perspectives On Adult EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pagesPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230607950

ISBN - 13:9780230607958


Table of Contents

Global Perspectives on Adult Education; A.A.Abdi & D.Kapoor Globalization and Adult Education in the South; E.Shizha & A.A.Abdi Indigenous African Knowledges; L.Semali Mwalimu's Mission: Julius Nyerere (Adult) Educator and Philosopher of Community Development; C.Minha & A.A.Abdi Globalization, Dispossession and Subaltern Social Movement Learning; D.Kapoor Paulo Freire and Adult Education; P.Mayo Freire and Popular Education in Indonesia: INSIST and the Indonesian Volunteers for Social Transformation (Involvement) Program; A.Nuryatno Nonformal Education, Economic Growth and Development: Challenges for Rural Buddhists in Bangladesh; B.Barua East Meets West, Dewey Meets Confucious and Mao: A Philosophical Analysis of Adult Education in China; S.Guo The Role of Continuing Education in Zimbabwe; M.Kariwo Popular Education and Organized Response to Gold Mining in Ghana; V.Kwaipun Popular Education, Hegemony, and Street Children in Brazil: Towards an Ethnographic Praxis; S.Veissiere & M.Diversi Citizens Educating Themselves: The Case of Argentina in the Post-Economic Collapse Era; L.D'Elia Freirian Analysis of the Process of Conscientization in the Argentinian Madres Movement; C.Baltodano Adult Education and Development in the Caribbean; J.Walrond

Editorial Reviews

"Abdi and Kapoor's new collection represents a milestone in adult education. It contains a critical re-thinking of the field by an outstanding array of scholars, mostly from the global South.Conceptual chapters and case studies from around the world offer rich insights and analyses that make it indispensable reading for adult educators and those from allied fields like comparative and international education and human resource development." - Steven J. Klees, Professor, University of Maryland; Past President, Comparative and International Education Society"This collection combines a strong theoretical framework with specific case studies that are country/region based within the global south. Abdi and Kapoor have a novel approach that emphasizes themes such as adult/popular education, indigenous knowledges, development, and social justice from scholar-activists who have developed theories/methodologies/pedagogies that are inherently southern in their perspective. These essays act as a nexus for theory and practice in the study of adult education. An original contribution to the field." - Steven Jordan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University