Modern Practice of Adult Education: A Postmodern Critique / Edition 1

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Overview

Critiques the modernist tenets and moral integrity of contemporary adult education practice. Challenges educators to reconceptualize adult education as a postmodern pedagogy of engagement.
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Examining his own struggle to escape the confines of modernist thought, Briton (education policy, U. of Alberta) challenges the dominant de-politicized vision of adult education, questioning the modernist tenets and moral integrity of its contemporary practice. He favors commentary over empirical evidence, a multiplicity of voices over a prescriptive narrative, an ethical attitude over formulaic prescriptions for practice, and inter- disciplinary over internal sources to substantiate its claims. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791430262
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Suny Series in Teacher Empowerment and Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Engaging the Question of Adult Education

2. The Fear of Falling into Error

3. Facing the Dilemma

4. Enlightenment and Modernity

5. Choosing a Research Paradigm

6. Toward a Postmodern Pedagogy of Engagement in Adult Education

Postscript: Living through the Question of Adult Education

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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