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Adult Literacy Policy and Practice from Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism

Adult Literacy Policy and Practice from Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism

Ade-Ojo, Gordon and Duckworth, Vicky (2015) Adult Literacy Policy and Practice from Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Pivot Research Monographs . Palgrave Pivot (Macmillan), UK. ISBN 9781137535108

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Abstract

This book explores the gradual evolution of Adult literacy policy from the 1970s using philosophical, sociological and economic frames of reference from a range of perspectives to highlight how priorities have changed. Underpinned by rich empirical and theoretical research, it locates the concept of instrumentalism within the framework of an overarching philosophy of education, which it argues, is distinctly different from ideology. The book also offers an alternative curriculum; a transformative model that presents a more socially just different value position. This is suggested as a more humane option which replaces the instrumentally driven curriculum, which has and continues to fail adult learners

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Philosophy of Education; Teaching Methods; Social Policy Education Policy Education Policy and Politics Language and Linguistics Language Policy and Planning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
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Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 14:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13942

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