The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development

The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development

by Frank Youngman


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Frank Youngman argues that adult educators need to have an understanding of the various different theories of development, and how different development strategies and biases impact on their own work. The purpose of his book is to provide a theory of applied political economy to explain the interface between society and adult education in developing countries. He introduces adult educators to the main competing theories of development--the modernization, dependency, neo-liberal and various populist approaches. He then demonstrates the power of his own analytical approach by examining specific issues affecting adult education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856496766
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Series: Adult Education and Training Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frank Youngman is Professor of Adult Education at the University of Botswana.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Political Economy Approach
3. The Political Economy of Adult Education
4. Adult Education and Development Theory
5. Imperialism, Aid and Adult Education
6. Social Inequality and Adult Education
7. The State, Civil Society and Adult Education
8. Conclusion

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