Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism

  • Gordon Ade-Ojo
  • Vicky Duckworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Gordon Ade-Ojo, Vicky Duckworth
    Pages 29-64
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 121-138

About this book


This book explores the gradual evolution of Adult literacy policy from the 1970s using philosophical, sociological and economic frames of reference from a range of perspectives to highlight how priorities have changed. It also offers an alternative curriculum; a transformative model that presents a more socially just different value position.


Philosophy of education value position transformative learning instrumentalism human capital social capital adult literacy adult literacy policy habitus intrinsic value curriculum education learning literacy philosophy of education

Authors and affiliations

  • Gordon Ade-Ojo
    • 1
  • Vicky Duckworth
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GreenwichUK
  2. 2.Edge Hill UniversityUK

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