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Feminism in Community

Adult Education for Transformation

2015 - 216 pages

Leona M. English (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada) and Catherine J. Irving (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

ISBN Paperback: 9789463002004 ($ 43.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789463002011 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789463002028

Subject: Adult Education, Gender and Education, Gender Studies

Number 16 of the series: International Issues in Adult Education

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Winner! 2016 Cyril O. Houle Award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

The Cyril O. Houle Award was established in 1981 to honor the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, Professor of Adult Education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators.

About the book:

In this award-winning book, the authors draw upon their earlier research examining how feminists have negotiated identity and learning in international contexts or multisector environments. Feminism in Community focuses on feminist challenges to lead, learn, and participate in nonprofit organizations, as well as their efforts to enact feminist pedagogy through arts processes, Internet fora, and critical community engagement.

The authors bring a focused energy to the topic of women and adult learning, integrating insights of pedagogy and theory-informed practice in the fields of social movement learning, transformative learning, and community development. The social determinants of health, spirituality, research partnerships, and policy engagement are among the contexts in which such learning occurs.  In drawing attention to the identity and practice of the adult educator teaching and learning with women in the community, the authors respond to gender mainstreaming processes that have obscured women as a discernible category in many areas of practice.

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