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Community-based Learning and Social MovementsPopular Education in a Populist Age$
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Marjorie Mayo

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447343257

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447343257.001.0001

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Popular education and its roots

Popular education and its roots

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(p.19) 2 Popular education and its roots
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Community-based Learning and Social Movements
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Marjorie Mayo

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447343257.003.0002

Competing definitions of the concept of popular education are summarised, showing how the concept has been developed from different perspectives – and then applied in varying ways, in practice. This sets the context for the discussion of popular education as the basis for developing critical consciousness and social transformation. The chapter goes on to summarise the legacies of previous critical educationalists in USA and elsewhere, including the contributions of British experiences and approaches. These legacies have contributed to the thinking of the legendary Brazilian Paulo Freire and others, in the contemporary context. The final section explores the roots of participatory action research, as these have been developed in India, Latin America and elsewhere, in international development contexts.

Keywords:   Popular education, Freire, Participatory action research, WEA

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