Examining Intergroup Dialogue's Potential to Promote Social Justice in Adult Education Academic Article uri icon


  • Intergroup dialogue (IGD) is a program for facilitating conversations about social identity, institutionalized and systemic oppression, social conflict, and social justice. This article examines how IGD can contribute to adult educations socially just goals by facilitating transformative learning. An initial review of the literature, followed by a discussion of IGDs relationship to existing social justice pedagogy, highlights IGDs transformative aspects in various learning settings within the adult education field. Finally, this article provides recommendations on how IGD can contribute to adult education practice and research while exploring implications and limitations.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 5.05

author list (cited authors)

  • French, P., James-Gallaway, C., & Bohonos, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • French, Patrice||James-Gallaway, Chaddrick||Bohonos, Jeremy

publication date

  • January 2022