International Issues in Adult Education

Beyond Economic Interests

Critical Perspectives on Adult Literacy and Numeracy in a Globalised World

Editors: Yasukawa, Keiko, Black, Stephen (Eds.)

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  • This volume provides a much needed critical perspective on the current narratives that reduce adult literacy education to a solution for industries
  • This work is a timely resource for critical educators as the second round of OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills is underway
  • The volume is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and student teachers searching for alternative paradigms for research and practice in adult literacy and numeracy 
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Over the last two decades, an increasingly economistic discourse has dominated discussions about adult literacy and numeracy. This book provides critiques of, and alternative narratives to the dominant discourse.  Authors 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. But adult literacy and numeracy practitioners and learners find spaces and places to pursue learning that matters for the lived experiences of adults and their communities. 
Beyond Economic Interests presents the struggles and achievements of practitioners and learners that lead the readers of the book to critically appreciate that a counter narrative to the purely economistic discourse of adult literacy and numeracy is much needed, and possible.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Economic Interests
Book Subtitle
Critical Perspectives on Adult Literacy and Numeracy in a Globalised World
Editors
  • Keiko Yasukawa
  • Stephen Black
Series Title
International Issues in Adult Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-444-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-444-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 238
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