ERIC Number: EJ874281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 25
Too Many Left behind: Can Current Policy on Adult Literacy Address the Need for Social Change in Ireland?
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p59-73 2007
This article traces the development of adult literacy as a field of practice in Ireland. It examines how literacy is understood and looks at key moments in the recent development of policy showing how adult literacy has become a central focus of Government policy in both the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It concludes that while the development of literacy has been largely influenced by economic concerns, there is a need for re-thinking policies if they are to meet a need for change in both parts of Ireland.
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Public Policy, Economic Factors, Literacy Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)