New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2006, issue 109, P49-58 2006 DOI: 10.1002/ace.207 View full text
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Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Mary V. Alfred

Abstract: This chapter uses the classroom experiences of two black women professors as a lens to examine how transformational theory affects learning and teaching. It also explores the ways in which dimensions of power have an impact on student-teacher interactions.Recently a colleague asked me, "Juanita, why are there no black women scholars in adult education writing about transformational learning?" Dumbfounded, I could not answer his question. He continued, "From my perspective, many of the black women in adult edu…

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