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The Democratic Ideal Vs. Luhmann’S Autopoietic Systems In Adult Education, Jeffrey Zacharakis Jan 2017

The Democratic Ideal Vs. Luhmann’S Autopoietic Systems In Adult Education, Jeffrey Zacharakis

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper analyzes the democratic ideal and its historical importance to adult education, and then analyzes how adult education today fits Niklas Luhmann’s autopoietic systems at the expense of the democratic ideal.