Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to by Vicky Duckworth

By Vicky Duckworth

This booklet explores the slow evolution of grownup literacy coverage from the Seventies utilizing philosophical, sociological and monetary frames of reference from more than a few views to spotlight how priorities have replaced. It additionally deals another curriculum; a transformative version that provides a extra socially simply varied price place.

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In place of an intrinsic value which had learners at its heart, a gradual journey into the realm of instrumentalism was initiated. 0003  Adult Literacy Policy and Practice The establishment of the Manpower Service commission (MSC) with its remit to provide for and fund youth training schemes, as well as work-related initiatives in schools, is another significant event in the evolution of adult literacy policy. Although the MSC was set up in 1973 and actually commenced full operations in January 1974, before the first formal literacy campaign, it played an important role in shaping the direction of literacy practice and policy particularly in the later part of the 1970s and the 1980s.

Many commentators have noted that unemployment was not simply a phenomenon that emerged of its own accord (Habermas, 1975; McKenzie, 2001). Rather, unemployment was itself a direct result of the global economic problem that confronted many industrialised nations in the mid-1970s. 215) notes that: the worsening national and global economic crisis had a profound effect on attitudes during the 1970s. In 1973 and 1974 there were dramatic international rises in oil prices, which have often been associated with the start of a recession in the UK.

0003 Changing Value Positions  introduction of a monitoring regime in the development of adult literacy policy and practice. The foregoing is an attempt at highlighting a series of events, not exhaustive by any means, which in different ways contributed to, and shaped the direction of literacy policy and practice development in the 1970s. While an attempt has been made to identify and discuss the impact that these events had on the literacy practice and policy, our main goal is to show that these events constituted a manifestation of different value positions.

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