Women's Perceptions of Transformative Learning Experiences Within Consciousness-Raising

Author: Loughlin, Kathleen
Year:1993
Pages:426
ISBN:0-7734-2252-8
978-0-7734-2252-0
Price:259.95
A major study of how and why transformative learning, as personal development within a community of knowers, effects social commitment and results in decisive social action by women in communications, politics, religion and education. A must read for anyone interested in adult learning, the women's movement or emancipatory education.

Reviews

"This rigorous, well written and provocative study provides important new insight into the nature of the emancipatory process of transformative learning which involves intuitive and reflective thought, validating rational discourse in a community of knowers and social action. . . . Kathleen Loughlin has provided us with a major study of how and why transformative learning, as personal development within a community of knowers, effects social commitment and results in decisive social action by women in communications, politics, religion and education. . . . Anyone interested in adult learning, the women's movement or emancipatory education will find this book engrossing reading, full of fresh insights inviting reflection." -- Jack Mezirow