Adult Education @ 21st Century tackles tough questions concerning how to respond to and engage with transnational education markets and multicultural diversity in a global environment typified by disorienting changes and continuities. Researchers from different countries demonstrate various ways in which the teachers of adults mediate and mitigate the oppressive consequences of the contemporary transition to globalization and the resentment and alienation to which it gives rise. Based on analyses of their work, the contributors argue that teachers and policy makers involved in adult education are significant agents of innovation. From Germany and Norway, across Malaysia and Australia to Canada, the contributors to this book are engaging in transformative projects that are informed by globally oriented thinking and actions aimed at enhancing local viability.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. XXV, 299 pp., 4 fig., 1 table
Contents: Shahrzad Mojab: From the «Wall of Shame» to September 11: Whither Adult Education? – Barbara Toepfer: Global/Local
Education for Adults: Why is it a Must for the 21st Century? – Liv Mjelde: Global Restructuring: New Challenges to
the Political Economy of Knowledge – Peter Kell: Questioning Developmental Globalism: Threats to Language and Ecological Sustainability
– Koo Yew Lie: Multicultural Meaning Makers: Malaysian Ways with Words and the World – Shanta Nair-Venugopal: Adult Educators‘
Talk: Responding to the Challenges of Linguistic Normativity – Sue Shore: Reflexive Theory Building «After» Colonialism: Challenges
for Adult Education – Gayle Morris/David Beckett: Performing Identities: A New Focus on Embodied Adult Learning – Roger Harris/Michelle
Simons: Adult and Vocational Educators: Their Changing Work and Professional Development – Bobby Harreveld: The Work of Adult
Literacy Teachers – Michael Singh/Lynne Nengying Li: Educating Adult Researchers: Mitigating Neo-conservative Globalism and
Mediating Eco-cultural Sustainability – Ambigapathy Pandian/Shanthi Balraj Baboo: Technological Literacy for Adults: Insights
from Malaysia – Andrew Scown: On-line Supplementation of Adult Education: A Change in Pedagogy and a Pedagogy of Change –
Leanne Reinke/Paul James: Learning Reflexively: Technological Mediation and Indigenous Cultures – Mike Brown: People’s Power
against the Empire: Re-framing Work-related Teaching/Learning – Tara Fenwick: Learning in Complexity: Work and Knowledge in
Enterprise Cultures – Michael Singh/Sue Shore: Pedagogies of Global/Local Hope: Disobedience in the Face of Globalism.