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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


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • New Literacy Studies

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

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


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Literacy depends on social institutions

  • Literacy can only be known through political and ideological significance 

  • Literacy is shaped by social structure


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • The processes of learning literacy affect the meaning

  • Literacies not literacy

  • Literacy and context hard to separate


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Implications:

  • No linear model of literacy “skills”

  • No single process

  • No differentiation of learners

  • No testing


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Context Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • International Adult Literacy Survey:

    53% of adults in Scotland at Level 1 or 2

    meaning they lack functional literacy levels


Context Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • New Scottish government, then known as the Executive

  • Small nation, but history of difference from England


Context Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Leftist Labour administration

  • Committed to social justice


Context Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Small working group to develop the policy

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


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


ALNIS Curriculum Framework in Schottland


ALNIS Curriculum Framework in Schottland

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


ALNIS Curriculum Framework in Schottland

identifies four key principles:

  • a lifelong learning approach

  • free to learners

  • targeting priority groups

  • grounding change in research andlearner consultation


ALNIS Curriculum Framework in Schottland

targets priority groups:

  • people with limited initial education,particularly young adults

  • unemployed people and workers facingRedundancy

  • people with English as a second oradditional language


Theory Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Context

ALNIS

Social Practices


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Funded by the national government

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

  • PDA-ITALL

  • TQAL


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Radically learner centered

  • Based on “Individual Learning Plans”

  • 2005 Curriculum Framework


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • So what’s good about this system?

  • What might be a problem?


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Relationships with learners

  • Engagement with learners

  • Inclusivity

  • Confidence


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

  • Accountability

  • Initial Assessment (Her Majesty’s Inspectors)

  • Training Development

  • Employment conditions

  • Resources


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

Current happenings

  • ALNIS “refresh”

  • Scotland Performs (IALS)

  • Concordat


Social Practices Curriculum Framework in Schottland

What would you do next?


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