ERIC Number: EJ910754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Practitioners' Perception of the Impact of the Vision of Policy-Makers on Practice: The Example of the Recommendations of the Moser Commission
Ade-Ojo, Gordon O.
Research Papers in Education, v26 n1 p53-77 Mar 2011
This paper presents the perception of practitioners of the impact of the Moser Committee recommendations and the Skills for Life agenda it generated. The paper further explores areas of convergence and divergence between practitioners' perceptions and the underpinning values of the Moser Committee recommendations. The study utilised a range of research tools including an online questionnaire, documentary analysis and elements of discourse analysis in the collection and analysis of data. It found that there is substantial divergence between the perception of practitioners and the values underpinning policy. It concludes by suggesting that a varying perception of what constitutes sustainable education and the lack of input from practitioners into policy might be responsible for this significant divergence of opinion and also raised a question on the perceived role of practitioners in the policy-making process.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Values, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Adult Education, Evaluation, Tests, Guidance, Goal Orientation, Financial Support, National Curriculum, Literacy, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)