Epistemic groundings for the role of literacy in sustainable development at local governance level
Ade-Ojo, Gordon O. and Adeyeye, Mike (2011) Epistemic groundings for the role of literacy in sustainable development at local governance level. In: Ogunleye, James and Ainley, Patrick, (eds.) Occasional Papers in Education & Lifelong Learning (OPELL): An International Journal. University of Middlesex, London, UK, pp. 53-65. ISBN 978-1-85924-261-2Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the significance of our understanding of the concept of literacy within the context of its role in development at local governance level. It argues that there are different understandings of literacy which requires us to make a choice in terms of our epistemic preferences. Such preferences are seen to be informed by our allegiance to conflicting paradigms in the contexts of sustainable development and education, as the choice we make within the framework of one conflicting paradigmatic options will necessarily become instrumental in our choices within other conflicting paradigms. It concludes that making these choices is essential for those interested in development at local governance level if a clear vision of the what and how of development are to be properly articulated and evaluated.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||literacy, epistemic groundings, local governance, sustainable development, education|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Education|
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2012 13:15|
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