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Through the outcomes of literacy programmes, this book explores the interventions and practices that attempt to enhance the autonomy of learners and communities, and their control over their environment. With the implementation of the national adult basic skills strategy in England and Wales, the book presents ideas and practice.
This history of adult education in England considers its role in the evolution from late-Victorian liberalism to 20th-century socialism. Emphasis is placed on the University of Oxford, whose leading contribution to this movement presents a revealing portrait of its influence on the nation.
By David Boud
Using Experience for Learning reflects current interest in the importance of experience in informal and formal learning, whether it be applied for course credit, new forms of learning in the workplace, or acknowledging autonomous learning outside educational institutions.
By Jane Mace
Explores the theory behind adult literacy education - discussing the arguments in favour of literacy, and analysing principles by which literacy may be creatively learned, looking in detail at context, equality and community.