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dc.contributor.authorVon Kotze, Astrid
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T07:54:14Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T07:54:14Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationVon Kotze, A. (2005). Putting ourselves into practice: Popular education at/and universities. Journal of Education, 37: 39-58en_US
dc.identifier.issn0259-479X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/2899
dc.descriptionThis is the journal website. There is not much information on the index. http://joe.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspxen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper looks at different ways in which popular education has been played out in South African university adult education (UAE) since the 1980s. It traces the changing relationships between UAE and sections of civil society, notably social movements, within the context of shifting socio-political dynamics. It suggests that today, there is a tension: UAE is asked to pay allegiance to vocationalism, market values and individualism. Adopting the old struggle language of ‘empowerment’, ‘participation’, and ‘people-centred education’ seems to signal that the old freedoms adult education as non-formal education utilised, are still alive. However, popular education is in danger of becoming a technology, divorced from the purpose and alliances that gave it meaning in the past. The paper asks what role does popular education have to play, today? It outlines some ways in which UAE can still make itself accountable and useful to struggles for social justice. These are proposed as a model of good practice – encapsulated by Collins’ (1991) suggestion that rather than putting theory into practice, we should put ourselves into practice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Education;no. 37
dc.rightsPublisher retains copyright. Authors may archive the published version in their Institutional Repository.
dc.subjectSouth African universitiesen_US
dc.subjectUniversity Adult Education (UAE)en_US
dc.subjectUAE and social justice strugglesen_US
dc.subjectPopular educationen_US
dc.titlePutting ourselves into practice: Popular education at/and universitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedtrue
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