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Title: What’s missing when empowerment is a purpose for adult literacies education? Bourdieu, Gee and the problem of accounting for power
Authors: Galloway, Sarah
Contact Email: s.j.galloway@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Adult literacies education
empowerment
James Paul Gee
Pierre Bourdieu
educational theory
Paulo Freire
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Citation: Galloway S (2015) What’s missing when empowerment is a purpose for adult literacies education? Bourdieu, Gee and the problem of accounting for power, Studies in the Education of Adults, 47 (1), pp. 49-63.
Abstract: This writing critiques the idea that literacies education can and should empower adult learners. The ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and James Paul Gee are analysed with reference to how power and empowerment are understood and what this means for the concrete practice of adult literacies education by educators and students. Concerns are expressed that these understandings of an ‘empowering' education represent limited and limiting ways of discussing and practicing education. Whilst acknowledging that empowering literacies encompasses important aspects of education, attention might orientate away from the discourse of power towards wider understandings of an emancipatory education if students, educators and researchers are to continue to take responsibility for the purpose and repercussions of adult literacies education.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22622
URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/niace/stea/2015/00000047/00000001/art00005
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Affiliation: Education

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