Adult Education: Beyond the Textbook—Then and Now
with Dr. Rahul Kumar and Stephen Hurley
Welcome to a dynamic dialogue with editors and authors from the textbook, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Canada: Advancing a Critical Legacy. This series will offer insightful conversations designed to enrich and extend the content of the book. Join your hosts, Dr. Rahul Kumar and Stephen Hurley as they delve into pertinent questions and topics, curated specifically to pique the interest of graduate students in the Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education stream.


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In this episode, the hosts and the guest discuss the need to recognize diverse learning contexts and narratives, the importance of addressing social justice, and the politics behind determining “good learning” in adult education. Dr. Brigham…

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In this episode of Beyond the Textbook, Rahul Kumar engages in a dynamic and insightful conversation with Dr. Sara Carpenter, an expert in adult education. Dr. Carpenter delves into the complexities and contradictions within the field, examining its…

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In this first episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Robert McGray (Brock University). Dr. McGray is one of the editors of our key text for this series,…

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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.

Dr. Rahul Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Brock University

Dr. Rahul Kumar has worked as a software developer, systems administrator, and unit head of computing division. In the managerial role, he witnessed and participated in administrative functions. As a current scholar of administrative practices, he examines and critiques various organizational operations in the post-secondary institutions and those directives that shape post-secondary institutions.