Imagine/Learning: Thoughts from two adult educators


  • Darlene Clover University of Victoria
  • Budd Lionel Hall University of Victoria



Does it matter where the academic home of the study of adult education is? The authors share their reflections on the implications of the institutional location of the discipline of adult education within universities in Canada and elsewhere. They speak of the historic tensions between the less structured and often transformational vision of adult education and the highly regulated learning contexts of schooling. They suggest adult education theory and practice can be found in many other disciplinary clusters in all our universities. Wherever the formal study for adult education is located, its’ purpose is always to strengthen capacity for resistance and transformation.

Author Biographies

Darlene Clover, University of Victoria

Darlene Clover is a Professor of adult education and leadership at the University of Victoria

Budd Lionel Hall, University of Victoria

Budd Hall is a Professor of community development in the Department of Public Administration. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Reserach and Social Responsibility in Higher Education




How to Cite

Clover, D., & Hall, B. L. (2014). Imagine/Learning: Thoughts from two adult educators. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 26(2 SI), 1–8. SI.3024

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