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Adult Education and Social Justice: International Perspectives

  • Edited by:
  • Maria Slowey,
  • Heribert Hinzen,
  • Michael Omolewa,
  • Michael Osborne,

This book investigates the ways in which the social purposes of adult education are (re)interpreted over time, and between the global south and global north. It brings together thirty-seven authors from fourteen countries with extensive experience as academics and/or practitioners in the field.
The book is inspired by the work and life of Lalage Bown, a leading proponent of post-colonial and inclusive visions of education for all. Over her long life she worked tirelessly to promote access to basic and higher education for people of all ages and backgrounds: with a deep commitment to striving for greater equality for women.
Following an Introduction, the book is structured around four main themes: Adult Education and Social Justice; Decolonisation, Post-Colonialism and Indigenous Knowledge; From Literacy to Lifelong Learning; and, Fostering Excellence, Policy Development and Supporting Future Generation of Adult Educators. The book concludes with reflections on Lalage Bown’s Enduring Legacy.

  • Keywords:
  • Adult Education,
  • Social Justice,
  • Decolonisation,
  • Lifelong Learning,
  • Policy Development,
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Maria Slowey

Dublin City University, Ireland - ORCID: 0000-0002-5063-6491

Heribert Hinzen

DVV International, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0002-9432-6786

Michael Omolewa

University of Ibadan, Nigeria - ORCID: 0000-0001-8976-4581

Michael Osborne

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-1609-385X

Maria Slowey is Emeritus Professor, Director of the Higher Education Research Centre, Dublin City University.

Heribert Hinzen is Senior Consultant in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Germany.

Michael Abiola Omolewa is Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at the University of Ibadan, and of History and International Studies at Babcock University, Nigeria.

Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning, Glasgow University.
INTRODUCTION

Maria Slowey, Heribert Hinzen, Michael Omolewa, Michael Osborne

The Legacy of Lalage Bown: An Inclusive and Post-colonial Vision for Adult Learning and Education
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pp.15-25


PART I - ADULT EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE - Co-ordinating editor: Maria Slowey
PART II - DECOLONISATION, POST-COLONIALISM AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE - Co-ordinating editor: Michael Omolewa

Michael Omolewa, Ruphina U. Nwachukwu, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire

Liberation, Empowerment and Decolonisation through Adult Education in Africa
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pp.95-106


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pp.107-119


Akpovire Oduaran, Gbolagade Adekanmbi, Rashid Aderinoye

Global Partnership Building through Adult Education: The African Experiment
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pp.121-133


Abimbola Abodunrin, Jason Chan, Srabani Maitra

A Decolonial Perspective on Adult Immigrant English Language Training in the Global North
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pp.135-148


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pp.149-159


PART III - FROM LITERACY TO LIFELONG LEARNING - Co-ordinating editor: Michael Osborne

Mia Perry, Marcela Ramos, Nancy Palacios

Changing Conceptions of Literacy: Pluriversal Literacies
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pp.163-174


Oluwayemisi Obashoro-John, Brian Findsen

Learning in Later Years: Perspectives from Nigeria
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pp.191-205


PART IV - FOSTERING EXCELLENCE: POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORTING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF ADULT EDUCATORS - Co-ordinating editor: Heribert Hinzen
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pp.223-238


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pp.283-292


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Book Title

Adult Education and Social Justice: International Perspectives

Editors

Maria Slowey, Heribert Hinzen, Michael Omolewa, Michael Osborne

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Number of Pages

324

Publication Year

2023

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© 2023 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/979-12-215-0253-4

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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