Vicky Duckworth's Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to PDF

By Vicky Duckworth

ISBN-10: 1137535113

ISBN-13: 9781137535115

ISBN-10: 1349552976

ISBN-13: 9781349552979

This e-book explores the slow evolution of grownup literacy coverage from the Seventies utilizing philosophical, sociological and monetary frames of reference from a number views to focus on how priorities have replaced. It additionally bargains another curriculum; a transformative version that provides a extra socially simply diversified worth place.

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This pattern of reasoning was in a way embraced by the fledgling adult literacy field. This signalled the introduction of economic considerations into the field and initiated the regime of what later became known as a valuefor-money approach to education. Thus, the government confronted the issue of unemployment from the viewpoint of educational inadequacies and effectively transferred this into the process of policy development. McKenzie (2001) sheds further light on this position, observing that: Education provided a neat and simplistic focus for otherwise disparate and complex discontents.

This served as a launching pad for its campaign on entitlement. Following on the heels of this survey was the launch of the Right to Read campaign (RRD). 302). It is important that we put into perspective the role of BAS at this time against the backdrop of the social reality within which they operated. 302). The BAS was one of such voluntary bodies which were created with this goal in mind. Thus, it becomes clear that the foundational ethos of BAS was essentially those of entitlement, catering for the disadvantaged and in essence, therefore, that of social responsibility.

2) But by far more significant is the role of governmental agencies in factoring the themes of employment and economic well-being of the society into the equation of adult literacy policy and practice development. Evidence from interviewees and some existing primary data sources appear to confirm this. As recorded by a number of authors, as time went on, the MSC became increasingly influential in educational policy development and implementation (see Field, 1996; Hamilton and Hillier, 2006; Allen and Ainley, 2007).

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