A Different Way: Reorienting Adult Education toward Democracy and Social Justice

April 2021


General Adult Education Field

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Author(s): Paul Jurmo

The article “A Different Way: Reorienting Adult Education Toward Democracy and Social Justice” by Paul Jurmo explores the need to reshape adult education to promote equity and societal well-being. The author emphasizes critical thinking, evidence-based approaches, and aligning education with learners’ needs.

It discusses strategies for addressing individual challenges and examples of social justice-oriented adult education, including combating racism, class discrimination, and criminal justice reform. The article concludes by urging collaboration, overcoming resistance, and fostering inclusive practices in adult education.

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