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Studies in the History of Education #06: Radical Heroes: Gramsci, Freire, and the Politics of Adult Education

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This book examines the ideas of two of the most controversial radical heroes of adult education, Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire, gauging their significance for the development of a radical politics of adult education in the post-Soviet, post-apartheid new world order. <BR>Gramsci offers a noble vision of the role of adult education in the creation of revolutionary Marxist hegemony; but the cause he lived and died for has all but collapsed. Nevertheless, his distinction between common sense and good sense, his theory of the intellectual and his concept of hegemony bear scrutiny today. In Freire's pedagogy of the oppressed, the relationship between leader and followed, teacher and student, is problematic and this book questions whether his pedagogy has the liberating potential he envisioned. The author considers and rejects the linkage of Gramsci's and Freire's ideas in the adult education literature. Nonetheless, Gramsci and Freire have huge symbolic importance as radical heroes in an under-theorized and marginalised field. The study highlights a problem with the radical hero phenomenon: when individuals become icons, their ideas cease to be open, and new insights do not emerge as challenge becomes inadmissible and debate dies. While neither Gramsci nor Freire can provide us with answers, Gramsci helps us address the difficult questions of purpose and content in the politics of adult education.

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Examines the ideas of two controversial figures in adult education, Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire. The author analyzes these "radical heroes" in the context of their significance to the development of a radical politics of adult education, that is, adult education with an agenda rooted in social consciousness. She argues that the two are central to the study of adult education because both thinkers were interested in the ways that power wielders sought to engage citizens. Both the similarities and the divergences of their thinking are examined. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-245) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815318989
Foreword:
Kincheloe, Joe L.
Author:
Kincheloe, Joe L.
Author:
Coben, Diana
Author:
Coben Diana
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Adult & Continuing Education
Subject:
Adult education
Subject:
Critical pedagogy
Subject:
Gramsci, Antonio
Subject:
Freire, Paulo
Subject:
Socialism and education.
Subject:
Education-Adult Education
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in the History of Education (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
vol. 1006.
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.78x5.78x.80 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Education » Adult Education
Education » General
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