From radical adult education to social movement learning

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Holst traces the changing nature of social justice-oriented adult education from the days of radical adult education to contemporary social movement learning. The chapter relates the changing descriptors of lifelong education and learning for social change to the changes in social movements themselves and the broader socio-political economic contexts in which they take place. The chapter argues that the concepts of new social movements and old social movements do not capture the nature of growing contemporary social movements among dispossessed sectors of society. Today, educators must have a clear understanding of the nature of polarization caused by neoliberal globalization in order to confront the challenges and understand the revolutionary potential for social movement learning in the new emerging movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave International Handbook on Adult and Lifelong Education and Learning
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781137557834
ISBN (Print)9781137557827
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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