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This paper critically evaluates the adult education literature with respect to how it deals with the race and the gender of the teachers as a factor in the teaching-learning environment. The mainstream literature perpetuates the myth of the universal teacher while the narratives of African American women transcend the myth.

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The myth of the universal adult educator: A literature review.

This paper critically evaluates the adult education literature with respect to how it deals with the race and the gender of the teachers as a factor in the teaching-learning environment. The mainstream literature perpetuates the myth of the universal teacher while the narratives of African American women transcend the myth.