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2019 | 20 | 15-32
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Discourses of lifelong learning and adult education: back to the future?

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Dyskursy uczenia się przez całe życie i edukacji dorosłych: powrót do przyszłości?
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Ours is a troubled, liquid and precarious world. Tsunamis of economic change, neo-liberal ideology and the cult of individualism have led to the rise of extreme nationalist, nativist and fascist organisations, where intolerance is shown to the other, the migrant, or asylum seeker. It is a time where dialogue across difference seems hard to achieve, while new social media often serve as echo chambers in which people only listen to others like themselves. Moreover, representative democracy is in crisis, while lifelong learning has been instrumentalised and commodified with its labour market focus. Popular or citizenship education has long been in decline. Drawing on the work of distinguished Polish sociologist Bauman, and of adult educators R.H. Tawney and Raymond Williams, alongside new psychosocial interpretations of the history and contemporary world of adult education, the case is made for a reinvigoration of the public realm, in which the marginalised spirit of a dialogical, popular adult education can claim a central role.
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Nasz świat jest skomplikowany, płynny i niepewny. Tsunami zmian ekonomicznych, ideologia neoliberalna i kult indywidualizmu doprowadziły do powstania ekstremalnych organizacji nacjonalistycznych, natywistycznych i faszystowskich, gdzie nietolerancja jest okazywana obcym, migrantom lub osobom ubiegającym się o azyl. Jest to czas, w którym dialog między różniącymi się stronami wydaje się trudny do osiągnięcia, podczas gdy nowe media społecznościowe często służą jako komnaty echa, w których ludzie tylko słuchają opinii podobnych do własnych. Co więcej, demokracja przedstawicielska znajduje się w kryzysie, podczas gdy uczenie się przez całe życie jest instrumentalizowane i utowarowione z powodu nadmiernej koncentracji na potrzebach rynku pracy. Edukacja ludowa (popularna) lub obywatelska jest od dawna w odwrocie. Opierając się na pracach wybitnego polskiego socjologa i filozofa Zygmunta Baumana i andragogów R.H. Tawneya i Raymonda Williamsa, wraz z nowymi psychospołecznymi interpretacjami historii i współczesnego świata edukacji dorosłych, podjęto próbę ożywienia sfery publicznej, w której marginalizowany dotąd duch dialogicznej i powszechnej edukacji dorosłych może odgrywać centralną rolę.
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20
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15-32
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2019
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2084-2740
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