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Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835880

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.001.0001

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Learning Centers for Sustainable Living

Learning Centers for Sustainable Living

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(p.374) Chapter 12 Learning Centers for Sustainable Living
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Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development
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Paul James

Yaso Nadarajah

Karen Haive

Victoria Stead

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0012

This chapter argues that the global literature on community learning needs a complete reworking. Notwithstanding the limits of theory, practical application through learning centers has become one of the dominant means of addressing informal educational programs across the globe. International organizations including United Nations bodies have taken up various community learning approaches with positive dedication. The chapter assesses the relevance of the community learning and community learning centers or networks to Papua New Guinea. The country’s learning projects tend to be based on the experiences of urban settings and on modern social subjectivities that self-consciously emphasize the accumulation of more and more information.

Keywords:   global literature, community learning, community learning centers, Papua New Guinea, social subjectivities

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