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Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education.

Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education

Andre P. Grace, Tonette S. Rocco, and associates

Jossey-Bass

c/o Wiley-Blackwell

10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256

9780787978273 $40.00 www.wiley.com

Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education: John Ohliger and Contradictions in Modern Practice is an anthology of essays by learned authors examining the wisdom and legacy of John Ohliger, a radical educator with a strong passion for social democracy. Individual writings study Ohliger's work as an adult educator, social activist, and cultural worker, and include some works by Ohliger himself such as "Adult Education: 1984", "Is Lifelong Adult Education a Guarantee of Permanent Inadequacy?", and "The Social Uses of Theorizing in Adult Education", among others. Essays by other contributors include "The Adult Educator as Public Intellectual", "A Mindful Commitment to Connecting Women Toward Intellectual Community", "Mediating Challenges in Adult Education and Culture: John Ohliger's Radical Social Project", and so much more. A thoughtful and provocative discussion of Ohliger's critiques of adult education, "Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education" is a highly recommended and core addition to academic library Contemporary Educational Issues reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

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