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ERIC Number: EJ855569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
The Changing Faces of Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy: Literacy Policy and Implementation in the UK
Hillier, Yvonne
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v39 n4 p535-550 Jul 2009
This article draws upon a research project funded by the ESRC (R000239387) that tracked the development of adult literacy, numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from the 1970s to 2000 in England using life-history interviews and documentary policy analysis to compare policy, practitioner and learner perspectives. The article discusses the key influences shaping the field. It outlines the Deliberative Policy Analysis framework used to analyse the data. It identifies tensions and gaps that have existed between practice, policy and research. It illustrates the analysis through discussion of key thematic areas that emerged from the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)