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By Vicky Duckworth

This e-book explores the slow evolution of grownup literacy coverage from the Nineteen Seventies utilizing philosophical, sociological and fiscal frames of reference from a number of views to spotlight how priorities have replaced. It additionally bargains another curriculum; a transformative version that offers a extra socially simply diversified price place.

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In the context of adult literacy education and the policies that drive its practice, therefore, it is possible to investigate their value in the context of whether we see adult literacy in the context of what it might be able to contribute to the economy at a societal level or what it might be able to contribute to the individual as an end in itself. Should adult literacy be seen as valuable if it helps to promote the job prospect of learners and, therefore, contribute to the economy, or should it be seen as a means of deriving and offering satisfaction in its own right?

3 For example, not least because of the growing inequality and lack of meritocracy. , 2015). These figures are indeed troubling. 0002 2 Changing Value Positions: A Movement in Transition Abstract: Drawing on philosophical, sociological and economic lenses, this chapter tracks the value positions that could be associated with the changing policies and events in the field of adult literacy in the United Kingdom over the past four decades. We commence the analysis of policy evolution from the 1970s, largely because this was the period when adult literacy started filtering into policy discourse.

The second area in which the significance of the involvement of the MSC is manifested is in the area of funding and its attendant concepts of selection and monitoring. As noted by Hamilton (1996), involvement of MSC signalled the first time that a full basic skill course would be funded. However, in order to qualify for these courses, a certain level of skills was necessary. This demand for qualifications, perhaps more appropriately put, skills, signalled the introduction of selection in the provision of literacy.

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