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