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    The Future is Unwritten: Democratic adult education against and beyond neoliberalism

    Finnegan, Fergal (2016) The Future is Unwritten: Democratic adult education against and beyond neoliberalism. The Adult Learner. pp. 46-58. ISSN 0790-8040

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    The paper discusses the value of imagination in educational debate and makes an argument for Irish adult educators making space and time to envisage a range of possible futures for the field beyond the terms offered in current policy. It explores this topic in relation to neoliberal educational reform and the broader social context. The second half outlines one possible future- adult education for a participatory democracy and sketches out some of what this might entail both in principle and in practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: imagination; learning theory; neoliberalism; democracy; critical realism; critical pedagogy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 11135
    Depositing User: Fergal Finnegan
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 15:40
    Journal or Publication Title: The Adult Learner
    Publisher: The National Association of Adult Education
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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