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Literalität in sozialen Kontexten: Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework in Schottland. Ralf St.Clair University of Glasgow. Theory. Context. ALNIS. Social Practices. Theory. Context. ALNIS. Social Practices. Theory. New Literacy Studies

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Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Literalität in sozialen Kontexten: Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Ralf St.Clair

University of Glasgow


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

  • New Literacy Studies

  • 1980s James Gee, Brian Street, Harvey Graff, Hanna Fingeret

  • 1990s David Barton, Mary Hamilton, Yvonne Hillier, Lyn Tett


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

  • Literacy depends on social institutions

  • Literacy can only be known through political and ideological significance 

  • Literacy is shaped by social structure


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

  • The processes of learning literacy affect the meaning

  • Literacies not literacy

  • Literacy and context hard to separate


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Implications:

  • No linear model of literacy “skills”

  • No single process

  • No differentiation of learners

  • No testing


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Context

  • International Adult Literacy Survey:

    53% of adults in Scotland at Level 1 or 2

    meaning they lack functional literacy levels


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Context

  • New Scottish government, then known as the Executive

  • Small nation, but history of difference from England


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Context

  • Leftist Labour administration

  • Committed to social justice


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Context

  • Small working group to develop the policy

  • One member had worked with Barton et al. in Lancaster


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

ALNIS


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

ALNIS

sets a goal to exceed world classlevels of literacy and numeracy

  • assists around 80,000 people over the next3 years

  • more than doubles annual capacity within3 years

  • develops an enabling framework for a worldclass literacy and numeracy service


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

ALNIS

identifies four key principles:

  • a lifelong learning approach

  • free to learners

  • targeting priority groups

  • grounding change in research andlearner consultation


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

ALNIS

targets priority groups:

  • people with limited initial education,particularly young adults

  • unemployed people and workers facingRedundancy

  • people with English as a second oradditional language


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Theory

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

  • Funded by the national government

  • Managed by partnerships (FE, community, local authority)

  • PDA-ITALL

  • TQAL


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

  • Radically learner centered

  • Based on “Individual Learning Plans”

  • 2005 Curriculum Framework


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

  • So what’s good about this system?

  • What might be a problem?


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

  • Relationships with learners

  • Engagement with learners

  • Inclusivity

  • Confidence


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

  • Accountability

  • Initial Assessment (Her Majesty’s Inspectors)

  • Training Development

  • Employment conditions

  • Resources


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

Current happenings

  • ALNIS “refresh”

  • Scotland Performs (IALS)

  • Concordat


Literalit t in sozialen kontexten adult literacy curriculum framework in schottland

Social Practices

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