This book investigates the ways in which the social purposes of adult education are (re)interpreted over time, and between the global south and global north. It brings together thirty-seven authors from fourteen countries with extensive experience as academics and/or practitioners in the field.
The book is inspired by the work and life of Lalage Bown, a leading proponent of post-colonial and inclusive visions of education for all. Over her long life she worked tirelessly to promote access to basic and higher education for people of all ages and backgrounds: with a deep commitment to striving for greater equality for women.
Following an Introduction, the book is structured around four main themes: Adult Education and Social Justice; Decolonisation, Post-Colonialism and Indigenous Knowledge; From Literacy to Lifelong Learning; and, Fostering Excellence, Policy Development and Supporting Future Generation of Adult Educators. The book concludes with reflections on Lalage Bown’s Enduring Legacy.
Maria Slowey, Heribert Hinzen, Michael Omolewa, Michael OsborneThe Legacy of Lalage Bown: An Inclusive and Post-colonial Vision for Adult Learning and Education
Robert HamiltonThe Fight for Social Justice – Lalage Bown: A Lifetime’s Mission
Maria SloweyChanging Conceptions of Social Purpose Higher Education: The Legacy of University Adult Education
Jean BarrUnfinished Business: Forgotten Histories of Women’s Scholarship and the Shifting Status of Women’s Education
Stella Chioma Nwizu, Mejai Bola M. AvosehAdult Learning and Education for Poverty Alleviation in Africa. Challenges and Opportunities for Women
Alan TuckettAdvocacy, Adult Learning and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Michael Omolewa, Ruphina U. Nwachukwu, Anne Ruhweza KatahoireLiberation, Empowerment and Decolonisation through Adult Education in Africa
Samir Halliru, Audu Semiu AganahEnhancing Adult Education through Institution Building: The Nigerian Experience
Akpovire Oduaran, Gbolagade Adekanmbi, Rashid AderinoyeGlobal Partnership Building through Adult Education: The African Experiment
Abimbola Abodunrin, Jason Chan, Srabani MaitraA Decolonial Perspective on Adult Immigrant English Language Training in the Global North
Budd L. Hall, Michael OmolewaA Decolonial Intent. Lalage Bown and the Emergence of an African Voice
Mia Perry, Marcela Ramos, Nancy PalaciosChanging Conceptions of Literacy: Pluriversal Literacies
Michael OsborneStrengthening Capacity to Address Urban, Health and Education Challenges in Fast-Growing Cities and Neighbourhoods
Oluwayemisi Obashoro-John, Brian FindsenLearning in Later Years: Perspectives from Nigeria
Ellen Boeren, Catherine LidoCapturing Lifelong Learning Data through International Surveys and Novel Innovative Methods
Maja Avramovska, Sonja Belete, Uwe Gartenschlaeger, Heribert Hinzen, Levan KvatchadzeDeveloping Adult Educators as Professionals and Adult Education as a Profession: Experiences of DVV International throughout the World and within Several Decades
Shirley Walters«Professors of the Street»: Cognitive Justice in Times of ‘Crisis’
Ievgeniia Dragomirova, Rob MarkChallenges and Opportunities for Lifelong Learning in Universities Resulting from Ukrainian Migration
Bonnie Slade, Preeti DagarTracing Longitudinal Impact of Professor Lalage Bown: International Master in Adult Education for Social Change
Richard TaylorLalage Bown: The Enduring Legacy. A Personal Reflection
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