The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners

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Abstract

In this chapter, data from research with teachers of adult literacy and their learners in the north of England is used to show how practitioners respond to the demands of education policy which emphasizes employability and economic outcomes. Through creative approaches, strategic compliance and consideration of their learners’ own experiences and perspectives, practitioners employ small, everyday acts of resistance in their practice. This allows them to work within the constraints of a neoliberal policy agenda while still maintaining their own values, and those of their learners, in relation to what is important in literacy education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResisting Neoliberalism in Education
Subtitle of host publicationLocal, National and Transnational Perspectives
EditorsLyn Tett, Mary Hamilton
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter3
Pages41-56
Number of pages16
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781447350200
ISBN (Print)9781447350057
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2019

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Allatt, G., & Tett, L. (2019). The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners. In L. Tett, & M. Hamilton (Eds.), Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives (1 ed., pp. 41-56). Bristol: Policy Press.