Adult learning and social change in the UK: national and local perspectives: by Jules Robbins and Alan Rogers, London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023, 241 pp., HBK £81, eBook (PDF and Epub) £64, ISBN 9781350262126

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Following other contributions in the Adult Learning, Literacy and Social Change series, this book provides a critical viewpoint on the complex link between adult learning and social transformation. It explores the everyday actualities of adult learning through historical and empirical perspectives from across the UK, with studies conducted mainly in Scotland and England. The kernel of the arguments woven across the chapters is that government-led adult education is problematic and has struggled to deliver the much- needed change for active and inclusive construction of citizenship, which involves recognising marginalised people’s capacity to generate valuable knowledge and contribute to their society (55)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Issue number2
Early online date6 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • Adult Education
  • Social Change
  • Participatory approaches
  • Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • Education

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