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A review of the state of the field of adult learning

2006

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We draw inspiration from the educational activities associated with the rise of labour organizing in Canada, with the 5 suffragette and women’s movements, with the peace movements of the many wars, with economic development in the Atlantic Provinces in the mid-20th century, with the environmental movements, with Indigenous struggles for self-determination, and with social justice movements of anti [...] The appendices demonstrate the breadth of the search the research team put together in the span of two months. [...] Francis Xavier), the Transformative Learning Centre and the Centre for the Study of Education and Work both at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. [...] Several international centres are worth mentioning: The Highland Centre in the USA (legendary social movement learning centre), the Centre for Research and Action(CREA) at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) based in New Delhi, India which may be the largest NGO research and training institute in the world. [...] The most extensive international study of the learning dimensions of the environmental movement in the years immediately following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, was carried out by Budd Hall, Darlene Clover and Edmund O’Sullivan of OISE and Moema Viezzer of CEMIMA in Brazil.

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education adult education anarchism continuing education educational psychology sociology learning social movement adult learning social learning labour movement

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