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The State, Civil Society and the Citizen

Exploring Relationships in the Field of Adult Education in Europe


Edited By Michal Bron Jr., Paula Guimarães and Rui Vieira de Castro

This book contributes to the setting out of a new, better informed and complex basis for discussions about the relationships between the State, the civil society and the citizen in distinct European countries and regions. It will be useful to researchers in the field of adult education, as well as social scientists interested in topics related to civil society, such as NGOs, social economists, and practitioners concerned with the trends that are forcing adult education to recontextualise its aims and practices.


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Contributors 7 PART I Introduction 1 On the complexity of relationships between the State, 15 civil society and the citizen within adult education Paula Guimarães, Michał Bron Jr and Rui Vieira de Castro PART II The State, civil society and the citizen. Towards a cosmopolitan adult education? 2 Civil society and the State. Some implications for adult 31 education Jim Crowther and Ian Martin 3 Cosmopoliticity and adult education in the era of globalisation 45 Carlos V. Estêvão 4 Education, citizenship and civil society. New meanings and new 59 articulations Manuel Barbosa PART III Adult education policies. Shifts in discourses in international and national contexts 5 Active democratic citizenship and lifelong learning. 79 A governmentality analysis Andreas Fejes 6 The needy and competent citizen in OECD educational policy 97 documents Judith Walker 7 Changes in public policies in Portugal. Adult education and 113 training courses Paula Guimarães 6 8 Co-operating across borders. Adult education and transnational 131 civil society co-operation Pelle Åberg 9 Folkbildning as ideology 149 Ola Segnestam Larsson PART IV Citizenships in transition. Changes in roles, times and spaces 10 Participatory citizenship. Reflections on the participatory 167 budget and adult education Emilio Lucio-Villegas, António Fragoso and Ana García Florindo 11 (Re)Defining literacy. New roles of the workplace 185 Maria de Lourdes Dionísio and Rui Vieira de Castro 12 The use of the official pedagogical discourse by adult education 197 agents. From reproduction to recontextualisation Armando Loureiro and Artur Cristóv...

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