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University adult education in the postmodern moment: Trends and challenges

Edwards R & Usher R (1997) University adult education in the postmodern moment: Trends and challenges, Adult Education Quarterly, 47 (3-4), pp. 153-168.

This paper examines, from a perspective of postmodernity, the prospects for university adult education in the context of the development of adult educators. It is argued that it is only through engaging with the issues raised by postmodernity that adult educators can find the conceptual resources to engage with the complexities and uncertainties of the contemporary conjuncture. The paper outlines what is argued to be a condition of postmodernity by examining the economic, social, and cultural dimensions of this condition, and considers its implications for changing understandings of knowledge and education, the place of the university, and the tasks facing adult educators.

AuthorsEdwards Richard, Usher Robin
Publication date04/1997
ISSN 0741-7136

Adult Education Quarterly: Volume 47, Issue 3-4 (1997)

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