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The power of critical theory for adult learning and teaching

The power of critical theory for adult learning and teaching

Author: Stephen Brookfield
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Stephen Brookfield disturbs and enriches the entire field of adult learning with this brilliant piece of teaching' - Robert Kegan, Harvard University, USA. 'Simplifying without eroding the complexity of critical theory, Brookfield traverses the grand themes of ideology, power, alienation, liberation, reason and democracy; showing how they inform the adult education practice of fostering critical thinking and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brookfield, Stephen.
Power of critical theory for adult learning and teaching.
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Brookfield
ISBN: 0335224385 9780335224388
OCLC Number: 246970037
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 416 pages)
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.
Contents: Exploring the meaning of critical theory for adult learning --
The learning tasks of critical theory --
Challenging ideology --
Contesting hegemony --
Unmasking power --
Overcoming alienation --
Learning liberation --
Reclaiming reason --
Learning democracy --
Racializing criticality --
Gendering criticality --
Teaching criticality.
Responsibility: Stephen Brookfield.


Using quotes from the theorists' works, this book shows how critical theory illuminates the everyday practices of adult educators and helps them make sense of the dilemmas, contradictions and  Read more...


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