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From symptom to cure: adult literacy policy from the 70s to Moser. Policy evolution and changing perceptions of literacy problems over three decades

From symptom to cure: adult literacy policy from the 70s to Moser. Policy evolution and changing perceptions of literacy problems over three decades

Ade-Ojo, Gordon (2011) From symptom to cure: adult literacy policy from the 70s to Moser. Policy evolution and changing perceptions of literacy problems over three decades. LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN 9783846504321

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Abstract

This book traces the evolution of adult literacy policy in the UK between the 70s and the advent of the Moser Committee. It argues that policy in this area is often shaped by the prceptions that policy makers hold of literacy problems and as such, policy has over this period evolved from a perception of literacy problems as a symptom through a perception of literacy problems as the cause of other social problems to a perception of literacy itself as acure for many social problems. The book provides a unique perspective as the analysis draws copiously from a series of interviews with practitioners and policy makers over the period. In this respect, some insight is shed into the thinking of some of the people who were particularly important in the policy formation process.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy, Moser Committee, literacy as syptom, literacy as cause and cure, paradigms, paradigmatic shift, critical literacy, autonomous and ideological model, underpinning values
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6871

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