Learning with Adults

A Reader

  • Peter Mayo

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
    1. Peter Mayo
      Pages 1-6
  2. Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Zygmunt Bauman
      Pages 9-18
    3. D. W. Livingstone
      Pages 33-53
  3. Adult Learning, Difference and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Peter Rule, Tadi Ruth Modipa
      Pages 57-76
    3. Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton, Eileen Casey White
      Pages 77-86
    4. Robert Hill
      Pages 87-98
    5. Ursula Apitzsch
      Pages 99-112
    6. Oskar Negt
      Pages 113-130
  4. Sites and Instruments of Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Behrang Foroughi, Leona English
      Pages 153-160
    3. Antonia Darder, Antonia Darder
      Pages 161-173
    4. Asoke Bhattacharya
      Pages 175-183
    5. Mae Shaw, Rosie Meade
      Pages 195-204
    6. Palle Rasmussen
      Pages 219-228
    7. Marvin Formosa
      Pages 229-249
    8. Joseph Giordmaina
      Pages 251-264
  5. Learning in Everyday Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Patricia Cranton
      Pages 267-274
    3. Lyn Tett
      Pages 275-283
    4. Kaela Jubas
      Pages 285-292
    5. Antonia De Vita, Anna Maria Piussi
      Pages 293-306
  6. Policy and Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Julia Preece
      Pages 309-316
    3. Daniel Schugurensky, John P. Myers
      Pages 317-339
    4. Didacus Jules
      Pages 355-370
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-407

About this book


This anthology brings together some of the finest writers on different aspects of adult education and related areas to provide a complementary reader to the introductory text by Leona English and Peter Mayo Learning with Adults: A Critical Introduction. Areas tackled include Disability, Prisons, Third Age Universities, Lifelong Learning Policy, Learning Society, Poverty, LGBTQ, Sport, Women, Literacy, Transformative Learning, Community Arts, Aesthetics, Consumption, Migration, Libraries, Folk High Schools, Adult Education Policy, Subaltern Southern Social Movements, Social Creation, Community Radio, Social Film. Contexts focused on include Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Asia (India), small island states. Over thirty authors involved including Zygmunt Bauman, Rosa Maria Torres, Oskar Negt, Antonia Darder, Jim Elmborg, D. W. Livingstone, Palle Rasmussen, Mae Shaw, Leona English, Asoke Bhattacharya, Cynthia L. Pemberton, Eileen Casey White, Daniel Schugurensky, Dip Kapoor, Peter Rule, John Myers, Joseph Giordmaina, Antonia De Vita, Alexis Kokkos, Marvin Formosa, Carmel Borg, Julia Preece, Patricia Cranton, Lyn Tett, Ali A. Abdi, Anna Maria Piussi, Behrang Foroughi, Taadi Ruth Modipa, Robert Hill, Edward Shiza, Kaela Jubas and Didacus Jules. … Learning with Adults: A Reader constitutes the most valuable practical and theoretical reflection on adult education I have seen in a long time. Nelly P. Stromquist, Professor, International Education Policy, College of Education University of Maryland, College Park … This book provides an opportunity at a very appropriate moment to discuss adult education issues during challenging times. Paula Guimarães, University of Lisbon … Read and savour delights and surprises. Michael Welton, UBC and Athabasca University This book satisfies everything one could desire of a reader on the subject. Kenneth Wain, University of Malta


Adult education Lifelong learning Literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Mayo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMalta

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