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Description - Learning in Social Action by Griff Foley

People learn in all kinds of non-educational contexts and informal circumstances. In this book the author argues that adult educators ought not to neglect the importance of the incidental learning which can take place, in particular, when people become involved in voluntary organizations, social struggles and political activity of every kind. Using case studies from the USA, Australia, Brazil and Zimbabwe, the book develops an arguement that such involvement can provide very powerful learning opportunities. It embraces diverse environmental, women's worker and political struggles, and pays particular attention to how involvement in social action can help people to unlearn dominant, oppressive ideologies and discourses and learn instead oppositional, liberatory ones. The author relates these informal learning processes to contemporary thinking in adult education and points the way to a different, and more radical, agenda in adult education theory and practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856496834
ISBN-10: 185649683X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Griff Foley

Griff Foley is director of the Centre for Popular Education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.