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Foto på Fredriik Sandberg av Theo Hagman-Rogowski

Fredrik Sandberg

Docent | Universitetslektor

Foto på Fredriik Sandberg av Theo Hagman-Rogowski

Recognition and adult education : an incongruent opportunity

Författare

  • Fredrik Sandberg

Summary, in English

Building on narratives of students in adult education in Sweden, where the majority of the students are young adults, this paper argues that adult education has both negative and positive aspects in helping individuals to be recognised as valuable. Students, often part of the precariat class, have not always been able to survive in the job market and have a history of failing in upper secondary school. By drawing on the recognition theory of Axel Honneth, the results show that municipal adult education has the potential to be a transitory learning platform in which the individual can regain esteem that has been lost due to unemployment, precarious employment and failure in upper secondary school. It provides temporary stability. Yet, most students are in a sense forced to study and it is not patent that adult education can help them in their struggle for self-actualisation.

Avdelning/ar

  • Pedagogik

Publiceringsår

2016-09

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

265-280

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Studies in Continuing Education

Volym

38

Issue

3

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Routledge

Ämne

  • Educational Sciences

Nyckelord

  • Adult education
  • Axel Honneth
  • critical social theory
  • recognition theory
  • the precariat class
  • young adults

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0158-037X