Community Education: Perspectives from the Margins

Connolly, Brid (2010) Community Education: Perspectives from the Margins. International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition. pp. 120-126. ISSN 978-0-08-044894-7

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This article delineates community education by exploring the wider contexts underlying the field. It associates community education with adult education, popular education, and community development. It reviews the historical bases from radical workers' education to empowering self-help. It depicts the facets of community education arising from these sources, and links praxis – the dynamics of methods and knowledge bases – with critical citizenship and democracy. It provides an overview of the applications of community education, from community building to consciousness raising, and from health education to human rights, to illuminate its scope and use, with examples drawn from the South and North.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Capacity building; caring processes; communities of place, interest and practice; community development; consciousness raising; critical citizenship; democracy building; macro-micro integration; praxis;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Item ID: 3570
Depositing User: Brid Connolly
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 13:51
Journal or Publication Title: International Encyclopedia of Education
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes

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