Beyond economic interests: critical perspectives on adult literacy and numeracy in a globalised world

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Author: Yasukawa, Keiko; Black, Stephen


The book proposes that, over the last two decades, an increasingly economistic discourse has dominated discussions about adult literacy and numeracy. The aim of the book is to provide critiques of, and alternative narratives to the dominant discourse. The author contributions provide tools and methodologies of critique, including ways of seeing how policies in the countries of focus come to be captured almost completely by the interests of business and industry, as well as how to critically interpret the data that policy makers use to justify their priorities. The book illustrates the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Adult and community education; Globalisation; Research; Statistics; Policy; Economics

Keywords: Critical analysis; Policy analysis; Policy formation; Data analysis; Economic factor; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2016

Physical description: xv, 237 p.

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ISBN: 9789463004428 (paperback); 9789463004435 (hard cover); 9789463004442 (e-book)

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Keiko Yasukawa and Stephen Black

The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 109.1284.

Resource type: Book

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 123.548

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