Abstract: The vibrancy of civil society is closely linked to the expressed values of democracy: social inclusion and the freedom to flourish. Having the opportunity to access ongoing adult education strengthens an educated citizenship, which is a central feature of a robust democracy. Our concerns are with the government's decision to reduce or eliminate ongoing funding for Adult and Community Education (ACE). Drawing on the emancipatory ideals of critical theorists, we examine the potential impact such actions may have on the robustness of a 'just' society.
To cite this article: L'Huillier, Barbara and Humphries, Maria. Tinkering with the social capital of New Zealand: An examination of the (potential) effects of reducing funding for Adult and Community Education (ACE) [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2012: 53-73.
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