Expanding Transformation Theory: Affinities between Jack Mezirow and Emancipatory Educationalists

1st Edition

Alexis Kokkos

Routledge
March 30, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781351038300 - CAT# K349799

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Summary

Expanding Transformation Theory offers a deeper understanding of the philosophy, principles and major components of Transformation Theory, which was developed by Jack Mezirow. It provides a thorough comprehension of the affinities of the theory with other emancipatory theoretical views and provides the readers with an expanded insight of the core theoretical framework that will support their research and educational practice.

The book juxtaposes Mezirow’s perspective with those of ten major emancipatory educationalists- Argyris, Dewey, Freire, Gould, Greene, Illeris, Jarvis, Kegan, Marsick and Socrates., who all share the idea of learning with the aim of changing problematic perceptions and behaviours. It addresses issues such as convergences and divergences among the theoretical perspectives and the impact of the theoretical ideas that Mezirow incorporated in his work. The book further reviews the work of Mezirow in order to pinpoint the dimensions which appear to have been confirmed and endure over time, and, in turn, those that seem to need expansion or even revision.

This book will be of great interest to researchers, academics, students and adult educators who are interested in transformative learning theory and emancipatory education

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