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Friday, August 17

A new social purpose agenda in adult education

Rick Flowers pointed me in the direction of this conference information. His query was "If you or we convened a similar sort of seminar in Australia, would there be much interest?"
The conference aims to explore how radical political education might be reshaped, maybe kick started. This would be followed with the publication of a policy discussion document to "promote political education and active citizenship."
The following quote is a reminder of the pressures of adult educators in an environment that seems to be dishing up more opression to the opressed.
"the notion of radical social purpose education is drowned out by the narrowing orthodoxy of skills and employability"