Community Development and Adult Education: Prospects for change?
Connolly, Brid (1996) Community Development and Adult Education: Prospects for change? In: Radical Learning for Liberation. MACE, Centre for Adult and Community Education, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, pp. 27-44.
This article will look at the origins of community developmnent and its role in addressing social issues such as poverty, unemployment and the unequal position of women. It will assess the part adult education plays in community development. Finally, it will consider if the current main trends in community development in Ireland succeeds in bringing about social change which is liberating rather than domesticating.
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