Radical Questioning on the Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela and the Practice of Critical Reflection

  title={Radical Questioning on the Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela and the Practice of Critical Reflection},
  author={Stephen Brookfield},
  journal={Adult Education Quarterly},
  pages={109 - 95}
  • S. Brookfield
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Political Science
  • Adult Education Quarterly
Nelson Mandela's autobiography The Long Walk to Freedom describes how an iconic political activist and freedom fighter reflected on, and sometimes modified, four core assumptions at the heart of his struggle to overturn the White supremacist, minority hegemony and create a free South Africa. Critical reflection's focus is on understanding the dynamics of power (and how to manipulate these) and on uncovering (and combating) ruling class hegemony. Although clearly unaware of adult education's… 

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