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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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19

COMMUNITY EDUCATION THROUGH THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Colin Fletcher

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The linking of ‘community’ with ‘education’ at the very least implies a readiness to negotiate — perhaps even to reverse — some of the traditional role relationships between the ‘us’ and ‘them’ of the educational process e.g. teacher and student parent, professional and lay person, producer and consumer. In this sense ‘community’ represents the changing world outside the institutional cocoon of the professional worker and ‘community education’ is about evolving more open, participatory and democratic relationships between educators (of all kinds) and their constituencies.

(Martin, 1987a, p. 17)

Raising the school leaving age to 90.

(Rée quoted in Gregory, ...

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