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ERIC Number: EJ815805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Metaphors, Discourse and Identity in Adult Literacy Policy
Taylor, Nina
Literacy, v42 n3 p131-136 Nov 2008
This paper discusses the metaphors and discourses employed in the current Skills for Life Strategy in terms of the identity of potential adult literacy learners. It argues that metaphors and discourses are necessarily value laden and reflect the beliefs of those with authority to influence others. The current Strategy, it is argued, is based on a discourse of deficit, outcomes and employability that positions adult literacy learners as "depersonalised others".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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