Renewing Critical Pedagogy: Popular Education as a Site of Struggle

"This paper explores the concept of popular education by tracing its connections to progressive education theory and the more radical critical pedagogy (pedagogy means the study of the methods and activities of teaching). The paper shows how the principles of popular education have been integrated within progressive global networks and how the practice of popular education has spread around the world in a range of projects and programmes at the local, national, and international level. The paper examines some of the difficulties currently confronting popular education and, through the notion of popular education as ‘a site of struggle’, discusses ways in which these difficulties are being overcome, and how, in the process, critical pedagogy is renewing itself."

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