New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2020, issue 165, P5-7 2020 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20363 View full text
Alan Mandell, Elana Michelson

Abstract: Adult education has always been a political project. Historically, adult educators have been part of the movements to organize workers, train civil rights activists, overthrow apartheid, empower women, educate the rural poor, and both teach and learn along with our students about how to work for a better human future. To be sure, we have not always agreed on how best to do that. Do we work to transform the system or give people a leg up within it? Do people need basic literacy, industrial skills, or critical c…

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