[AAACE-NLA] Does Adult Literacy Experience Matter?
gdemetrion at msn.com
Sun Oct 3 08:11:17 EDT 2004
What it indicates to me is the placing of education in a subordinate role to other networks or systems of thought and in terms of value. That does not necessarily mean that education (aka, adult literacy education) is de-valued or unimportant. What I do believe it means is that adult literacy education is defined and processed by other systems of thought, value, and socio-cultural organization.
That may not necessarily be negative. However, it is a cause for pondering and reflection, and perhaps a call for a re-definition of the politics (broadly speaking) which is giving shape to these various pervasive influential narratives that define the primary value of adult literacy education beyond the sphere of the actual learning experience itself as processed in the immediacy of the learning/teaching encounter.
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From: Thomas Sticht
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 12:15 AM
To: aaace-nla at lists.literacytent.org
Subject: [AAACE-NLA] Does Adult Literacy Experience Matter?
I recall that there was a lot of concern on the aaace list regarding
whether or not the new advisory board for the NIFL had experience in adult
Then there was lots of concern expressed that the new Director of the NIFL
should have adult literacy experience.
Concern is now being expressed as to whether or not the new research
advisory board for the US Dept of Education has anyone with experience in
adult basic education or adult literacy.
And now I see that the National Coalition for Literacy has announced that
it has hired a new Interim Director whose credentials listed in the
announcement do not include ABE or adult literacy experience.
Is there anything anomalous about this?
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