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Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p59-73 2007

This article traces the development of adult literacy as a field of practice in Ireland. It examines how literacy is understood and looks at key moments in the recent development of policy showing how adult literacy has become a central focus of Government policy in both the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It concludes that while the development of literacy has been largely influenced by economic concerns, there is a need for re-thinking policies if they are to meet a need for change in both parts of Ireland.

Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Public Policy, Economic Factors, Literacy Education

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Author: Mark, Rob

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2482&id=EJ874281



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