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Adult Literacy Policy and Practice

From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism

Authors: Duckworth, Vicky, Ade-Ojo, Gordon

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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. It also offers an alternative curriculum; a transformative model that presents a more socially just different value position.

About the authors

Gordon Ade-Ojo is an experienced teacher and researcher in the field of adult literacy. Having worked for some time as a lecturer of adult literacy and ESOL in an FE college, he has spent the last 11 years lecturing specialist ESOL and Literacy course on the PGCE programme as well as supervising Doctoral and Masters students at the University of Greenwich, UK.

Vicky Duckworth is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Edge Hill University, UK. Her research has varied from critical and emancipatory approaches to education, to Further Education teaching to social justice, literacies and community engagement.


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Exploring the Concepts: Instrumentalism, Philosophy of Education, Ideology and Value Positions

    Ade-Ojo, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Changing Value Positions: A Movement in Transition

    Ade-Ojo, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 29-64

  • The Consolidation of an Instrumental Value Position: The Moser Committee

    Ade-Ojo, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 65-100

  • Exploring an Alternative: A Transformative Curriculum Driven by Social Capital

    Ade-Ojo, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 101-120

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Hardcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53510-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adult Literacy Policy and Practice
Book Subtitle
From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53511-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137535115
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53510-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 138
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