Beyond redemption? Locating the experience of adult learners and educators

Ryan, Anne B. and Connolly, Brid and Grummell, Bernie and Finnegan, Fergal (2009) Beyond redemption? Locating the experience of adult learners and educators. The Adult Learner. pp. 130-133. ISSN 0790-8040

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O'Sullivan's critique of what he terms 'redemptive' approaches to adult education is based on its 'vanguardism, imited reflexivity and circumscribed student agency' (2008, p.21). Such ideas and discourses are at work in adult education influenced by the pervasive influence of Catholic social teaching in Ireland that O'Sullivan describes. Just how deeply rooted this redemptive phenomenon is amongst religious and secular Irish educators has been critically explored by Hussey (1999, p.44) based on his experience in community theatre.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: adult learners; adult education;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Item ID: 2621
Depositing User: Anne B. Ryan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 09:48
Journal or Publication Title: The Adult Learner
Publisher: The National Association of Adult Education
Refereed: Yes

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