Adult Education and Democracy
Democracy needs constant work to function. How can adult education help?
Humanising the human – why Freire’s legacy still resonates across the world
A PhD student, education specialist and professor share how Paulo Freire has affected their thinking and approach to work.
From personal choices to international agreements – climate policy is made on several levels
Climate change can be influenced on many different levels: through personal choices, national legislation and international agreements.
The first step for anti-racist education is acknowledging that racism exists
As the far right gains ground in Portugal, anti-racist education is one of the ways of fighting against it.
Tools for democratic education
Three educators and innovators introduce their methods for more democratic learning and creating.
Make democracy great again
If people are fed up with democracy, educators need to come up with new ways to demonstrate the tangible value of democracy but also facilitate open discussion about its failings. The text is an editorial written for issue 4/2020 on Adult Education and Democracy.
Social media creates new space for activism in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans are learning to utilise social media to speak about their repressive government and fight for better policies.
Bringing women into politics
A programme addressing the under-representation of women in politics in rural Ireland demystifies local politics and helps creating tangible change in society.
The two faces of adult education
The task of critical and democratic adult education is to address awkward questions, including those about the adult education sector, writes Lisa Maria Reilly. The text is a column written for issue 4/2020 on Adult Education and Democracy.
Civic education in Serbia is facing many threats
Ksenija Nikić talks about tensions with state authorities, fighting GONGO organisations and the other challenges she faces in her job at Civic Initiatives.
Democracy has been proven fragile – what can adult education do to make it stronger?
Experts and researchers call for adult education to return to its roots and reinvent political education.