History of Adult Education Playlist
Adult education has happened in formal and informal settings throughout the history of the US. We hope to continue building this playlist to reflect, uncover and tell stories for anyone interested in this work.
Currently in the playlist:
Septima Poinsette Clark (center) teaching at a Citizenship School on the South Carolina Sea islands.
SEPTIMA POINSETTE CLARK. This episode of the podcast BIAS BENDER, offers a brief history of Septima Poinsette Clark, hero of adult education, and her role in creating the Freedom Schools and Citizen Schools during the Civil Rights Movement.
ADULT LITERACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE. In this episode of the Critical Teaching and Learning Forum podcast, Ira Yankwitt, a long-time adult educator & current Executive Director of the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City.
Throughout his time in adult education, Ira has grounded his work in a commitment to social justice. This has often time put him at odds with approaches that speak in terms of human capital development, and during the conversation he notes how this tension has shaped the field. Ira highlights current openings for social justice work and he shares what he thinks the field needs to learn from its history in order to move forward.
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