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Research paper Active citizenship and late-life learning in the community (Borg, Formosa)

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borg formosa illustrationThis paper calls for a rethinking of the role of adult education in promoting active citizenship.  It affirms the concept of critical active citizenship through late-life learning that privileges adults’ critical engagement with the social and economic world. Two projects mentioned in this paper underscore the importance of Education for Critical Active Citizenship (ECAC) as a medium to reskill citizens in a historical moment that calls for the collective delegitimization of asymmetrical social relations. Rooted in community, ECAC deprivileges the economists’ view of adult education and, instead, foregrounds dialogues that lead to transformative action.

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