Michael Murray, Bernie Grummell, Anne Ryan
This book provides an easily accessible overview of the history, politics and practices that inform the evolution and current provision of Further Education and Training (FET) in Ireland. The book is very clearly and unequivocally located within a Freirean ‘practice of freedom’ perspective that encourages a radical FET agenda; an agenda that favours education to promote global citizenship and sustainable communities based on human rights, equality and social justice.
This book traces the significant historical events and policy milestones that led to the emergence of FET in its current form including the impact of competing and oppositional values and perspectives. All of the chapters in the book to a greater or lesser extent explore how these competing values and perspectives have impacted on the development of FET to date and are likely to impact on the organisation and practice of FET in the future.