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International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

April 2014 Volume 5, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Karl Marx and the Paris Commune of 1871: Tracing Traditions of Critical Pedagogy

    Robert McGray, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    In 1871, citizens of the war torn arrondissements of Paris, in the face of traumatic political and military turmoil, established a new local form of government. The Paris Commune, as this... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Repressive Tolerance and the Practice of Adult Education

    Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, United States

    Herbert Marcuse's concept of repressive tolerance argues that behind the justification of tolerance lies the possibility of ideological domination. Tolerance allows intolerable practices to go... More

    pp. 15-28

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  3. Critical Theory, Critical Pedagogy and the Permanent Crisis in Community Colleges

    Howard Doughty, Seneca College, King City, Ontario, Canada

    The historical failures of Marxism in the twentieth-century came in three forms: the inability to account for the rise of fascism and Nazism; the establishment of authoritarian regimes where ... More

    pp. 29-44

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  4. In Defense of Norm Circles: A New Normative Foundation for Adult Education

    Donovan Plumb, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    According to Michael Welton, because of its capacity to support social learning, critical adult education has a pivotal role to play in human emancipation. Drawing on Jürgen Habermas's critical... More

    pp. 45-59

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  5. Work and Emancipation in the Age of Precarious: Engaging Habermas and His Critics

    Michael Welton, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

    The domain and status of work or purposive-rational action in the writings of Jurgen Habermas is highly controversial. Some of his critics accuse him of abandoning the emancipatory potential of non... More

    pp. 60-73

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