Gramsci Freire and Adult Education

This book focuses on two of the most cited figures in the debate on radical education, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and Paulo Freire (1921-1997).

Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856496148

Category: Education

Page: 211

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This book focuses on two of the most cited figures in the debate on radical education - Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire. Both regarded forms of adult education as having an important role to play in the struggle for liberation from oppression. In this book Peter Mayo examines the extent to which their combined insights can provide the foundation for a theory for our own times of transformative adult education. He focuses on three aspects of the pedagogical process in particular -- social relations, sites of practice and the content of adult education. He analyses their ideas and identifies some of the limitations in their work, notably the critical issues of gender and race which they do not address. The book concludes with a seminal attempt at synthesising their ideas in the context of other adult educators' more recent contributions in order to develop a theory of transformative adult education, including an assessment of its feasibility in the era of globalization and neoliberalism.

Radical Heroes

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Diana Coben

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135586462

Category: Education

Page: 280

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gramsci and Education

Revisiting Gramsci. Studies in the Education of Adults, 27 (1), pp. 36-51. Coben,
D. (1998). Radical Heroes. Gramsci, Freire and the Politics of Adult Education.
New York: Garland. da Silva, T., & McLaren, P. (1993). Knowledge Under Siege.

Author: Carmel Borg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500334

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is one of the major social and political theorists of the 20th century whose work has had an enormous influence on several fields, including educational theory and practice. Gramsci and Education demonstrates the relevance of Antonio Gramsci's thought for contemporary educational debates. The essays are written by scholars located in different parts of the world, a number of whom are well known internationally for their contributions to Gramscian scholarship and/or educational research. The collection deals with a broad range of topics, including schooling, adult education in general, popular education, workers' education, cultural studies, critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and the role of intellectuals in contemporary society.

Hegemony and Education Under Neoliberalism

Alden, H. 1981, 'Gramsci's Theoretical Legacy', Convergence, vol. 15, no. 3, pp.
91–94. Allman, P. 1988, 'Gramsci, Freire and Illich: Their Contributions to
Education for Socialism', in T. Lovett (ed.), Radical Approaches to Adult

Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135085706

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Based in a holistic exposition and appraisal of Gramsci’s writings that are of relevance to education in neoliberal times, this book--rather than simply applying Gramsci's theories to issues in education--argues that education constitutes the leitmotif of his entire oeuvre and lies at the heart of his conceptualization of the ancient Greek term hegemony that was used by other political theorists before him. Starting from this understanding, the book goes on to compare Gramsci's theories with those of later thinkers in the development of a critical pedagogy that can confront neoliberalism in all its forms.

Echoes from Freire for a Critically Engaged Pedagogy

(1983), 'The Nature and Process of Adult Development', in M. Tight (ed.),
Education for Adults: Adult Learning and Education, Vol. 1, (pp. ... (1988), '
Gramsci, Freire and Illich: Their Contribution to Education and Socialism', in T.
Lovett (ed.) ...

Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441143017

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In this concise and accessible text, Peter Mayo outlines some of the major concepts in Freire's praxis. In pursuit of a critically engaging pedagogy, Mayo compares Freire's work with a range of other thinkers and educators, including Lorenzo Milani, Antonia Darder, John Dewey, Margaret Ledwith, Antonio Gramsci, and Henry Giroux. Chapters in the book include discussions of the State's role in education - specifically higher education; a critical analysis of the dominant discourse in education centering on 'competences' and the type of slant this discourse takes; a study of adult education through a Freirean lens; an historical view of Nicaragua's Freire-inspired literacy and popular education campaigns of 1980; a fresh perspective on the role of social movements in the contexts of social transformation; a new analysis of the relevance of Freirean concepts for transformative research, and an exploration of educators as intellectuals and social actors. The result is a compelling study of how Paulo Freire's writings continue to resonate around the world, and of how we must continue to apply and interpret them anew.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Harvard Educational review 71(3):416–429. Maguire, Patricia 1987 Doing
Participatory research: A Feminist Approach. Amherst, MA: Center for
International Education. Mayo, Peter 1999 Gramsci, Freire, and Adult Education:
Possibilities for ...

Author: Bradley A. Levinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

Politics of Indignation

He teaches/researches in sociology of education and adult education. His
authoredbooks include Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education (Zed Books, 1999)
which has subsequently been published in six other languages, Liberating Praxis

Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780995377

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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Politics of Indignation is a challenging, accessible and exciting book. Not only does it provide a critical analysis of the neoliberal onslaught on public education in many countries including Cuba, Nicaragua and the Arab world, it also offers new insights into the dynamics of control, while demonstrating how and where resistance has succeeded.

Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Paulo Freire : Educationalist of a revolutionary Christian movement .
Convergence , 20 ( 2 ) , 30 ... Gramsci , Freire and adult education . London : Zed
Books . McCann , P . ( 1987 ) . The educational policy of the Commission of
Government .




Category: Education


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Principles and Practice of Informal Education

Cazden, C.B. (1988) Classroom Discourse: The Language of Teaching and
Learning. Portsmouth, NH, USA: Heinemann. Coben, D. (1998) Radical Heroes:
Gramsci, Freire and the Politics of Adult Education. New York and London:
Garland ...

Author: Linda Deer Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134605188

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This new and exciting text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work and adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of 'working with' which is central to practice, in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant to a number of professional fields and which focuses on a way of working rather than upon a specific target group. The book looks at the role of an educator in informal education and youth work settings. Comprehensive and analytical, it looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education. The authors discuss the practical side of teaching from the setting, programme planning and communication to activity-based work, one-to-one case work, formal group work and managing the work load. Finally the book analyses developing professional practice, the use of line management and supervision, and evaluation of work.

Journal of Mediterranean Studies

Review Article Peter Mayo . 1999. Gramsci , Freire and Adult Education .
Possibilities for Transformative Action . London : Zed Books Peter Mayo . 2004.
Liberating ...




Category: Mediterranean Region


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Tourism and Politics

In: C. K. Wilber (Ed.), The political economyof development and
underdevelopment. New York: RandomHouse Business Division. Hall ... Gramsci
, Freire and Adult Education. London: Zed Book. Mbeki, T. (2004).A
peoplecentred new ...

Author: Peter M. Burns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136353836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

View: 166

Tourism and Politics aims to disseminate ideas on the critical discourse of tourism and tourists as they relate to politics, through a series of case studies from around the world written by specialists with an emphasis on linking theory to practice. That tourism is a profoundly important economic sector for most countries and regions of the world is widely accepted, even if some of the detail remains controversial. However, as tourism matures as a subject, the theories underpinning it necessarily need to be more sophisticated; tourism cannot be simply ‘read’ as a business proposition with a series of impacts. Wider questions of politics, power and identity need to be articulated, investigated and answered. While the making and consuming of tourism takes place within complex political milieux with multiple stakeholders competing for benefit, the implications are not fully understood. Literature on tourism and politics is surprisingly limited. This book will make a substantial contribution to the theoretical framework of tourism.

New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies

HARVEY MCQUEEN Wellington Social Movements , Civil Society , and Radical
Adult Education JOHN HOLST , 2002 , Westport ... have drawn quite heavily on
the thoughts of writers and activists such as Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire .




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Bibljographija nazzjonali ta Malta

Mayo , Peter [ Gramsci , Freire and adult education . Portuguese ] Gramsci ,
Freire e a educacao de adultos : possibilidades para uma acao transformadora /
Peter Mayo ; traducao , Carlos Alberto Silveira Netto Soares . - Porto Alegre :
Artmed ...




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Global Perspectives on Adult Education

The education of the future : An introduction to the theory and practice of socialist
education . London : Pluto . Coben , D . ( 1998 ) . Radical heroes : Gramsci ,
Freire and the politics of adult education . New York : Garland . Darder , A . ( 2002
) .

Author: Ali A. Abdi

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Education

Page: 263

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This collection brings together adult education theorists and practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (and diaspora from these regions) in an attempt to foreground issues, concepts, theories and practices of adult education in Southern locations. Key contributions include contemporary theoretical implications of the works of Nyerere, Freire, Confucious, Mao, Buddhism and African indigenous conceptions along with current discussion pertaining to globalization, citizenship and adult education and learning in subaltern social movements. Case studies from all regions address context-specific grounding of these theoretical and conceptual discussions, while addressingi higher education, community, movement and NGO/civil society spaces of engagement.

Globalization Adult Education and Training

Global Perspectives on Adult Education and Training Series editors . ... Africa In
preparation : Matthias Finger : Adult Education at the Crossroads Peter Mayo :
Gramsci , Freire and Adult Education : Possibilities for Transformative Action
Moacir ...

Author: Shirley Walters



Category: Adult education

Page: 278

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'Globalization' has become a key shorthand for describing some of the important changes affecting daily life in all parts of the world. Adult educators and trainers are grappling with the impacts of changing social relations in the economic, political, social, cultural and environmental spheres. There is particular concern for the majority of people who are poor, live in rural areas or urban slums and are marginal to decision making in their societies. This book is a collection of critical reflections on adult education and training which have traditionally had strong demarcation lines between them. A wide range of education and training strategies in different sites of practice, including civil society organisations, the workplace, and state institutions, are explored in both theory and practice. Important examples are given of practices which are challenging the dominant relations where human capital is emphasised before human values.

International Journal of Educational Reform

A greater perusal of journals , especially those lying outside the field of adult
education , could in my view have provided a more accurate picture of my views
on the relevance of Gramsci and Freire for a transformative socialist pedagogical




Category: Education and state


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Class Concerns Adult Education and Social Class

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 106 Tom Nesbit ...
Education and Training for Governance and Active Citizenship in Europe . ... P .
Gramsci , Freire , and Adult Education : Possibilities for Transformative Action .

Author: Tom Nesbit

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 98

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This volume brings together leading progressive adult educators to explore how class affects different arenas of adult education practice and discourse. It highlights the links between adult education, the material and social conditions of daily and working lives, and the ecoomic and political systems that underpin them. Chapters focus on adult education policies; teaching; learning and identity formation; educational institutions and social movements; and the relationships between class, gender, and race. Overall, the volume reaffirms the selience of class in shaping the lives we lead and the educational approaches we develop. It offers suggestions for adult educators to identify and resist the encroachments of global capitalism and understnad the role of education in promoting social equality. Finally, it suggests that a class perspective can provide an antidote to much of the social amnesia, self-absorption, and apolitical theorizing that pervades current adult education discourse. This is the 106th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

Adult Education in Uganda

Gramsci , Freire and Adult Education : Possibilities of Transformative Action ,
New York : Zed Books . Mazima , Eliphaz ( 1994 ) . ' Sustainable Development
and persons with disabilities ' , keynote address to ADF / ILO Persons with
Disabilities ...

Author: Anthony Okech

Publisher: Fountain Pub Limited


Category: Education

Page: 322

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Adult education has been practised in Uganda in various forms, perhaps since humans first inhabited the land; but very little has been written about it. It is therefore difficult to find relevant materials to use in the study of education in Uganda. Makerere University has been engaged in adult education since 1953, and so celebrated fifty years of its existence and service in 2003. This book is published in commemoration of this achievement. Its objectives are to document the development of adult education in Uganda, establish a base for further specialised study on adult education, provide a teaching resource for the study of adult and community education and pave the way for future adult education work. As a critical review and reflection on salient aspects and issues of adult education, including on the relative merits and disadvantages of indigenous and colonial languages as media for adult education, it is the first publication of its kind in Uganda.

Learning in Social Action

Freire ' s pedagogy in context , Studies in the Education of Adults , Vol . 25 , No .
1 , pp . 11 - 27 — ( 1994 ) . Synthesising Gramsci and Freire : possibilities for a
theory of radical adult education , International Journal of Lifelong Education , Vol

Author: Griff Foley

Publisher: Zed Books


Category: Education

Page: 163

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This book seeks to increase our understanding of those non-educational contexts and informal circumstances in which people learn. Adult educators, Professor Foley argues, ought not to neglect the importance of the incidental learning which can take place, in particular, when people become involved in voluntary organisations, social struggles, and political activity of every kind. In developing the argument that such involvement can provide extraordinarily powerful learning opportunities, he uses case studies from the United States of America, Australia as well as Third World countries - Brazil and Zimbabwe - and embracing very diverse environmental, women's, worker and political struggles. He is particularly interested in how involvement in social action can help people to unlearn dominant, oppressive ideologies and discourses and learn instead oppositional, liberatory ones, even if such processes of emancipatory learning are inevitably complex and contradictory. He relates these processes of informal learning in contested contexts to current thinking in adult education and points the way to a somewhat different, and more radical, agenda in adult education theory and practice. For adult educators, community workers and others working with socially engaged citizens, the insights and lessons of this book ought to be especially useful as they try to develop their own practice in such contexts.

Adult Education at the Crossroads

Learning Our Way Out Matthias Finger, José Manuel Asún. Titles already
available Shirley Walters ( ed . ) , Globalisation , Adult Education and Training :
Impacts and Issues Peter Mayo , Gramsci , Freire and Adult Education :
Possibilities for ...

Author: Matthias Finger



Category: Adult education

Page: 207

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This is a pithy assessment of where adult education now stands - the traditions out of which it came, its current problems, and possible futures. The authors are particularly concerned with how its longstanding commitment to deliver social change ran into difficulties in the less favourable circumstances of the 1980s and 1990s. They argue that its purposes now need to be reconceptualized in order for it to become, once again, a relevant and effective agent of change. The authors remind adult educationists of their traditional commitment to social action by surveying the ideas of seminal adult education thinkers as they developed historically in Europe, North America and later the Third World. They show how today s very different context has eroded that original vision and purpose. The book concludes by identifying four possible future scenarios; the challenges confronting an adult education still committed to social change; and the key features which they believe can contribute to learning our way out of the current impasse."