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Walters, Shirley; von Kotze, Astrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Discourses on adult learning and education (ALE) and in particular the GRALE Report generally have limited coverage of popular education as part of its ecology. Given both the long history of popular education globally as a necessary approach towards affecting transformation and the socio-economic-ecological transformations that are needed, we…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Adult Learning, Educational History, Social Change
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von Kotze, Astrid; Walters, Shirley; Luckett, Thembi – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article addresses the tensions and contradictions of applying a popular education approach in the current context of South Africa. It draws upon data from an 18-month research project exploring the traditions of popular education. It presents an extended discussion on the meanings of popular education, and their varied implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Educational Practices, Role of Education
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Johnson, Kay – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
Canada, like other settler nations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, faces considerable challenges in repairing and transforming relationships with Indigenous peoples. The country's reconciliation efforts need to overcome a general failure among non-Indigenous Canadians to acknowledge and understand colonialism and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Indigenous Populations, Social Action, Urban Areas
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McGregor, Callum – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
In recent years academic interest in social movement learning (SML) has flourished. "Studies in the Education of Adults" has arguably emerged as the premier international forum for exploring the links between adult learning and movements for progressive change. In parallel to this subfield, yet largely in isolation from it,…
Descriptors: Social Action, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Social Change
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This article considers the role played by adult education in a temporary community called Resurrection City in 1968. It draws on primary source documents and oral testimonies from three archives. Social movement theory and the ideas of Freire and Gramsci provide a conceptual framework. In May 1968 around 6,000 poor people from across the United…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Social Action, Civil Rights
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Holst, John D. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Politics, Ideology
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Meek, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) is recognized as Brazil's most successful social movement. Although its goal is agrarian reform, the MST has been the subject of significant educational scholarship due to the emphasis it places on education reform, and formal and informal education. The MST's pedagogy has been extensively analysed. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Propaganda, Social Action, Land Acquisition
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Larrabure, Manuel; Vieta, Marcelo; Schugurensky, Daniel – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
In the first decade of the 21st century, efforts to create alternatives to neoliberalism emerged in many parts of Latin America. Social movements across the region took to the streets, occupied abandoned factories, and started to create new democratic spaces, solidarity networks, and social economy initiatives. In one country after another,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Adult Education, Praxis
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Grayson, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The article is based on activist research working in an anti-deportation social movement, and on sixteen interviews with both experienced and less experienced activists between 2009 and 2011. The anti deportation social movement made up of a range of organisations, is identified as a left social movement situated in an historic producer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Adult Education, Migrant Workers
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Steele, Tom – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Popular education movements can be dated back to the religious heresies of the Middle Ages but only become well-formed movements following the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. In this article I outline the scope and nature of some of the most effective of these movements which have come to inform the concept of the "public sphere"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Intellectual History, Activism
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Lander, Dorothy A. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
The educational aim of this genealogical study of ribbon workers as popular educators is to expose activist and voluntary organisations, not only as generative sites of learning, but also as sites of habituated learning and stereotypical colour assumptions. This study urges popular educators and activists to reflect critically on the popular…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Criticism, Popular Culture, Popular Education
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von Kotze, Astrid; Cooper, Linda – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Adaptation of a project-based learning model aimed at linking student learning to community problems for South African adult education can potentially result in action-oriented, socially relevant knowledge construction, collective learning, and critical reflection. However, project-based learning might also be used to support the "new…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Action
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Schedler, Petra E. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1993
As illustrated by the educational strategies of women's groups in the Dutch Liberal Party and Leiden University, social movements contribute to adult education. The question remains whether separate programs for women or encouragement of women's participation in existing program is more conducive to emancipation. (SK)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Females, Foreign Countries