We are happy to announce the opening of the call for papers for a panel “Adult learning and education for a socially just society: appraising policy and practice” hosted within the 3rd Scuola Democratica Conference to be held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) in June 3-4-5-6, 2024. The purpose of this panel is to encourage debate and progress on researching how adult education policy and learning practices at local, national and international levels contribute to, or hamper, the development of a more socially just society.
This panel encourages contributions that look from a social justice perspective at policies, governance settings and practices targeting 16+ youth and adults in various educational contexts – formal, non-formal, and informal. Themes may cover: i) inequality in adult education and the crises of democracies ; ii) the globalization of social injustice and adult education; iii) adult education policy and inequality contrast; iv) disability, adult education and social justice; v) young adults and social (in)justice; vi) adult education, technology, and social (in)justice; vii) social justice, adult education and the ecological crisis; vii) social justice, adult education and inclusive communities.
We strongly invite contributions of theoretical nature – based on humanistic, critical/radical, post-humanist, or indigenous discourses, among others – that expand social justice conceptualisations, empirical contributions grounded in qualitative or quantitative evidence from a local/national, international or cross-national perspective, and methodological contributions that advance new ways to put adult education policy and learning practices under scrutiny from a social justice perspective.
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The deadline is February 10th, 2024 and abstracts must not exceed 500 words. Please find here more precise details on the submission procedure.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts!
Do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions about the panel’s topic and scope.