A different way: reorienting adult education toward democracy and social justice

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Author: Jurmo, Paul


Within the United States and other countries, adult basic skills programs have attempted to help adult learners participate actively in democratic institutions and exercise their civil rights. Drawing on a literature review, this article traces the evolution of arguments for and models of such programs in the United States. It identifies strategies used by educators to help learners mitigate the impacts of social injustices, navigate around those impacts, eliminate unjust policies and social practices, and create alternative ways that support human rights. The article concludes with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Adult and community education; Culture and society; Literacy

Keywords: Adult education; Adult basic education; Social justice; Social aspects; Social conditions; History; Human rights; Skill development; Educational program; Critical thinking skill; Minority group

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Syracuse, New York]: ProLiteracy, 2021

Physical description: 22 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.114

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