Conceptualizing training in the radical adult education tradition

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This article reviews contemporary definitions of training in adult education literature with a focus on the narrowing of what is generally considered and not considered to be training today. The article then provides a number of historical and contemporary examples of training within the radical tradition. It argues that in the radical tradition, training is not conceived so narrowly and the terms training and education are at times used interchangeably to refer to a democratic and participatory form of education. The article concludes with a thematic summary of training conceptualized within the radical adult education tradition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-334
Number of pages17
JournalAdult Education Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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