Popular education, power and democracy : Swedish experiences and contributions
- Leicester : National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, c2013.
- Physical description
- xiv, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
LC191.8 .S8 P67 2013
- Unknown LC191.8 .S8 P67 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgements. Notes on contributors. Key concepts in Swedish popular education: Translations and explanations. Part I: Setting the scene-- Chapter One: Introduction (Ann-Marie Laginder, Henrik Nordvall and Jim Crowther)-- Chapter Two: Towards lifelong learning for all in Europe: Understanding the fundamental role popular education could play in the European Commission's strategy (Kjell Rubenson). Part II: Historical perspectives-- Chapter Three: The idea of democratic bildung: Its transformation in space and time (Bernt Gustavsson)-- Chapter Four: Popular education and the empowerment of women: A historical perspective (Kerstin Rydbeck)-- Chapter Five: Folk high schools as educational avant-gardes in Sweden (Staffan Larsson). Part III: Popular education and power-- Chapter Six: Dimensions of power: The influence of study circles (Eva Andersson and Ann-Marie Laginder)-- Chapter Seven: The global justice movement encounters Swedish popular education (Henrik Nordvall)-- Chapter Eight: Popular education in the service of integration: Empowerment or internalisation of the dominant cultural ethos? (Ali Osman)-- Chapter Nine: Practising democracy as an agonistic dialogue: A radical political dimension of popular education (Berit Larsson). Part IV: Beyond the Swedish context-- Chapter Ten: Folk schools in the United States: A Scandinavian inspiration (Sylvia S. Bagley and Val D. Rust)-- Chapter Eleven: Rhetoric and implementation: The folk high school tradition and the folk development colleges of Tanzania (Alan Rogers)-- Chapter Twelve: The influence of the Scandinavian model of popular education and lifelong learning in Japan (Yukiko Sawano)-- Chapter Thirteen: Reflections on popular education in the UK and Sweden: Changes in the state, public sphere and civil society (Jim Crowther). Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Popular education, a distinctive Swedish tradition of lifelong learning, has always concerned itself with the relationship between learning, power and democracy in society rather than having a purely individualistic and instrumental approach to learning for employability, which has dominated policy and practice. Through the themes of power and democracy this book examines popular education's contribution to enhancing people's lives in communities, reflecting on wider significance, and explores its impact on the political culture of the state and the cultural politics of society within and outside Sweden, including the USA, Japan, Canada and Tanzania.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Ann-Marie Laginder, Henrik Nordvall and Jim Crowther.
- 9781862015791 (pbk.)
- 1862015791 (pbk.)