Submission Purpose

Main Conference

Submission Purpose

Main Conference

Type of Proposal

Paper: Theorizing from the literature

Abstract

This paper analyzes the democratic ideal and its historical importance to adult education, and then analyzes how adult education today fits Niklas Luhmann’s autopoietic systems at the expense of the democratic ideal.

Keywords

Adult Education, Democratic Ideal, System’s Theory

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The Democratic Ideal vs. Luhmann’s Autopoietic Systems in Adult Education

This paper analyzes the democratic ideal and its historical importance to adult education, and then analyzes how adult education today fits Niklas Luhmann’s autopoietic systems at the expense of the democratic ideal.