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Furness, Jane; Rua, Mohi; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Piercy-Cameron, Gemma; Cochrane, Bill; Heaton, Sharyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Globally, literacy can be conceived of in different ways. Two perspectives that have influenced adult literacy policy internationally are the economic functionalist and the sociocultural. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Maori educators have repeatedly advanced a matauranga Maori perspective of literacy. This perspective has parallels with the embodied,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Hunter, Judy; Furness, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
In Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, current adult literacy and numeracy assessment is skills oriented; at the same time, there is a growing interest in more balanced understanding by also looking at the broad wellbeing-related outcomes of literacy education. In the research project reported below adult literacy learners in three community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Adult Literacy, Privacy