Changing Value Positions: A Movement in Transition

Duckworth, Vicky and Ade-ojo, gordon (2015) Changing Value Positions: A Movement in Transition. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed). Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Pivot, 1 (1). Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 29-64. ISBN 978-1-349-55297-9 DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137535115

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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 analysis will be constructed around three broad periods: the 1970s to the early 1980s, the early 1980s to the mid-1990s and the mid-1990s through Moser to date. The blocks are not arbitrary, as they are informed by major policy events and pronouncements. In analysing each period, although there will be a recording of historical facts, the major focus will be on the perceived underpinning values informing policy direction, as well as the implication for practice which includes the vocationalisation and marketisation of the literacy provision.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 11:07
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7176

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