New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2004, issue 102, P35-43 2004 DOI: 10.1002/ace.136 View full text
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Ralf St.Clair

Abstract: This chapter is for those who practice the education of adults within highereducation settings-whether as students or faculty. After many years of working in such settings, I have concluded that significant issues face those who would act as critical educators within the academy. Some of these issues are theoretical yet hold pragmatic implications. Others are pragmatic yet challenge our theories. In this chapter I reflect on difficulties arising when academic adult educators attempt to move toward a more crit…

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