International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Road Ahead: Multicultural Adult Education
H. Eylem Kaya

Current trends in demographic changes in the world emerge that education, as a basic human right and a primary means of socializing individuals into mainstream culture, should be structured by the principles of understanding, responsibility, tolerance, impartiality and respect for people. One of the significant ways of achieving this aim is to be able to have multicultural adult education praxis since every aspect of adult life is shaped by culture and education is served to define the cultural values of the societies. However, people can be either empowered or marginalized when they learn about who matters and what priorities are important. Therefore, this paper focuses on multicultural adult education and its realization as an effective approach for social inclusion since understanding the culturally constructed nature of educational environments and developing an awareness of the effect of multiculturally defined sense of self and of adult education is crucial.

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