Title: Adult education and critical identity development. From a deficiency towards a competency approach
Authors: Jansen, Theo ×
Wildemeersch, Danny #
Issue Date: Sep-1996
Publisher: Palmer Press
Series Title: International journal of lifelong education vol:15 issue:5 pages:325-340
Abstract: In this paper the authors criticise the growing tendency to conceive of adult education as a qualification oriented field of practice. Especially with respect to disadvantaged groups in society this orientation could have a stigmatizing effect. Various agents of education consider them as deficient and hence describe their identity in negative terms. Contrary to this, the authors develop a more positive orientation towards identity development and outline a new understanding of adult education. Their approach is inspired by insights developed in an area of cultural studies.
ISSN: 0260-1370
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Participation (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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