Michael Newman, adult learning, social action and activist education. Michael Newman’s work and writing has, for many years, offered an important, grounded and refreshing alternative to much of what has passed as the mainstream in adult education and lifelong learning. In this piece we explore his contribution and the possibilities it offers for ‘activist educators’.
contents: maeler’s regard: images of adult learning · the third contract: theory and practice in trade union training · throwing out the balance with the bathwater · defining the enemy – adult education in social action
Further reading and references
Newman, Michael (1975) Adult Education and Community Action, London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative.
Newman, Michael (1979) The Poor Cousin: A Study of Adult Education, London: George Allen and Unwin.
Newman, Michael (1993) The Third Contract: Theory and practice in trade union training, Sydney: Stewart Victor Publishing. Now downloadable from www.michaelnewman.info and the informal education archives.
Newman, Michael (2006) Teaching Defiance: Stories and strategies for activist educators, San Fransisco: Jossey Bass.
© Mark K. Smith 2007