Community Education and Neoliberalism Philosophies, Practices and Policies in Ireland
KeywordsEducation and state
ducation and state
School management and organization
Curriculums (Courses of study)
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AbstractThis book explores community education in Ireland and argues that neoliberalism has had a profound effect on community education. Rather than retain its foundational characteristics of collective, equality-led principles and practices, community education has lost much of its independence and has been reshaped into spaces characterised by labour-market activation, vocationalisation and marketisation. These changes have often, though not always, run contrary to the wishes of those involved in community education creating enormous tensions for practitioners, course providers and participants.