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Rethinking Empowerment: Theories Of Power And The Potential For Emancipatory Praxis, Thomas Archibald, Arthur L. Wilson Jun 2011

Rethinking Empowerment: Theories Of Power And The Potential For Emancipatory Praxis, Thomas Archibald, Arthur L. Wilson

Adult Education Research Conference

In this paper, we make the case that “empowerment” is still a concept which requires closer scrutiny, for both practical and theoretical reasons. Building on critiques of empowerment and on calls to more consciously address the power relations inherent in adult education, we lay the groundwork for a practical theory of action whereby education practitioners and researchers can work towards salvaging empowerment’s emancipatory potential.


Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist Oct 2008

Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist

Adult Education Research Conference

The podcasting movement is frequently described as “Democratization of the Media.” This case study research about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) podcasters from late 2004 to early 2008 reveals and characterizes how podcasting has yielded results of empowerment, voice, and a new media force


Transformative Learning On The Desert’S Edge: The Tostan Fgm Program In Senegal, Mali And The Sudan, Peter Easton, Kristen Molyneaux Jul 2006

Transformative Learning On The Desert’S Edge: The Tostan Fgm Program In Senegal, Mali And The Sudan, Peter Easton, Kristen Molyneaux

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines strategies of the Tostan Village Empowerment Program in Senegal for promoting abandonment of female genital mutilation as an example of transformative learning; and it draws lessons for the refinement of that theory.