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Georgia Southern University

2011

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Reclaiming Social Justice: A Position Paper Investigating Competing Representations Of Adult Education And Its Purpose In A Neo-Liberal World, C. Amelia Davis, Keara Sodano Apr 2011

Reclaiming Social Justice: A Position Paper Investigating Competing Representations Of Adult Education And Its Purpose In A Neo-Liberal World, C. Amelia Davis, Keara Sodano

C. Amelia Davis

The push towards globalization puts the world’s wealth in the hands of only a few, creating political and social discourses that lead to competing representations of adult education and its purpose.In this paper, we argue that neo-liberalism has had divergent effects on the conceptualization and practices of adult education, fostering conflicting ideologies and practices of human resource development and social justice. We charge adult educators to reclaim social justice as the purpose of adult education, establishing a force of transformation and communication that calls for a new social order of collectivism, justice, and democracy