The Resource The modern practice of adult education : a postmodern critique, Derek Briton

The modern practice of adult education : a postmodern critique, Derek Briton

Label
The modern practice of adult education : a postmodern critique
Title
The modern practice of adult education
Title remainder
a postmodern critique
Statement of responsibility
Derek Briton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Briton challenges the dominant depoliticized vision of adult education, calling into question the modernist tenets and moral integrity of contemporary adult education practice. By examining his own struggle to escape the confines of modernist thought, the author delivers a succinct yet decisive critique of modern educational practice and challenges educators to reconceptualize their field of endeavor as a postmodern pedagogy of engagement. In refusing to deny its
  • Conjectural foundations, to mask its tenuous structure, or to defend its precarious integrity, the book assumes a form that distinguishes it markedly from its modernist counterparts. In favoring commentary over empirical evidence, a multiplicity of voices over a prescriptive narrative, the development of an ethical attitude toward practice over formulaic prescriptions for practice, and inter- over intra-disciplinary sources to substantiate its claims, this work calls
  • Into question a whole range of modernist predilections. By repeatedly breaching the narrowly prescribed parameters of adult education's orthodoxy and constantly promoting reflective inquiry, this book reveals how different, yet equally valid, forms of evidence can be drawn upon to develop an ethical postmodern perspective that calls the modern instrumental practice of adult education into question
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
374/.001
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LC5219
LC item number
.B723 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, teacher empowerment and school reform
Label
The modern practice of adult education : a postmodern critique, Derek Briton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-148) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Engaging the Question of Adult Education -- Ch. 2. The Fear of Falling into Error -- Ch. 3. Facing the Dilemma -- Ch. 4. Enlightenment and Modernity -- Ch. 5. Choosing a Research Paradigm -- Ch. 6. Toward a Postmodern Pedagogy of Engagement in Adult Education -- Postscript: Living through the Question of Adult Education
Control code
ocm42854724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791430255
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24339088
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854724
  • ebsco0585042683
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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