Control justified. Discipline as moral regulation in adult education
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CitationKoski, Leena. (2019). Control justified. Discipline as moral regulation in adult education. Disciplinary Struggles in Education, 25-39.
This article focuses on the historical changes in Finnish popular adult education. The focus is on how both the differing ideas and the practices of moral regulation have been targeted at social groups and genders. The article concentrates on two historical periods: the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and the beginning of the 21st century, and in those periods on the moral regulation of the peasantry and the middle class. The argument is that the disciplinary practices of fostering citizenship in adult education, with their historical emergence and variations, have consistently been attached to an economic ethos disguised as the balanced moral discourses of individual growth and social progress and prosperity.