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Epistemic groundings for the role of literacy in sustainable development at local governance level

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. Occasional Papers in Education & Lifelong Learning: An International Journal, 5 (1-2). pp. 53-65.

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Abstract

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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, epistemic groundings, local governance, sustainable development, education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:17
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7056

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