Policy making at a distance: a critical perspective on Australia's National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults

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Author: Yasukawa, Keiko; Black, Stephen


The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults launched in 2012 represented the first major national policy in adult literacy and numeracy in Australia for over two decades. The authors argue that the strategy has had the effect of alienating some stakeholders in the field of adult literacy and numeracy, themselves included. In this chapter they seek an understanding of this sense of alienation towards the strategy and the discourse surrounding it. The authors' aim is to examine and explain what is in 'dispute' between how the strategy represents the meanings and values of adult...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Teaching and learning; Literacy; Numeracy; Research; Equity; Governance

Keywords: Critical analysis; Policy analysis; Educational policy; Educational practice; Political aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2016

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Pages: pp. 19-39

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

The volume from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 123.548.
The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 109.1284.

Resource type: Book chapter

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 123.851

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