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Marxism’s Impact on Adult Education

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The article1 examines the Historical Materialist Tradition and its impact on the emancipatory dimension of adult education, including popular education in Latin America, and the Independent Working Class education movement in Germany and Italy. The article highlights the revolutionary aspect of adult education in Latin America, as well as the ideological connection between Marxism and literacy, and concludes that Marxist-influenced adult education programs reinforce emancipation and political literacy in the global culture.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Malta

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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  • Educational Practice and Theory is a bi-annual, independent, refereed journal which, since its launch in 1978, has become an important independent forum for original ideas in education. It publishes innovative and original research in the area. Its focus is both applied and theoretical and it seeks articles from a diverse range of themes and countries.

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