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dc.contributor.authorTuckett, Alan
dc.contributor.authorLavender, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-15T10:31:06Z
dc.date.available2020-04-15T10:31:06Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-01
dc.identifier.citationTuckett, A. and Lavender, P. (2020) Inspired by Freire: From literacy to community. How the ideas of Paulo Freire shaped work in the UK, The Adult Learner 2020 Section 1, pp. 31-49.en
dc.identifier.issn0790-8040en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623181
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by AONTAS in The Adult Learner in 2020. The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews the adult literacy campaign in the 1970s in the United Kingdom (UK) and the influence of Paulo Freire’s thinking on how we worked. We argue that much adult literacy provision had been designed to ‘domesticate’ rather than ‘liberate’. The mid-1970s ‘Right to Read’ campaign in the UK rejected this approach (BAS, 1974). The use by tutors of the language and the experience of learners led in part to the publication of student writing, creating reading materials and approaches that were different, and challenging to existing power structures. Emancipatory adult literacy work could not withstand the arrival of substantial government funding in 2001, which brought a new Skills for Life government strategy, together with new teacher-training, new standards and literacy qualifications. Also, in the 1970s and 1980s progressive educators and the institutions for whom they worked developed initiatives which focused on under-represented and marginalised groups, asking ‘who isn’t there, and what can be done about it?’ The result was a renewed development of outreach work, better understanding of what helps and hinders participation, and improved progression routes for individuals. One aspect of this development flowed directly from the literacy work in the 1970s – the participation of volunteers as ‘fellow learners’. Looking at educational work with older people in care homes, volunteers from among local university students acted as co-learners in a charity which illustrates Putnam’s (2000) ‘generalised reciprocity’. We consider that Freire’s legacy emerges among voluntary action as much as it does in literacy programmes.en
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAONTASen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.aontas.com/knowledge/adult-learner-journal/en
dc.subjectadult literacyen
dc.subjectPaulo Freireen
dc.subjectvolunteeringen
dc.subjectvolunteersen
dc.subjectoutreach worken
dc.subjectWidening participationen
dc.subjectlaater life learningen
dc.subjectadult literacyen
dc.subjectPaulo Freireen
dc.subjectvolunteeringen
dc.subjectvolunteersen
dc.subjectoutreach worken
dc.subjectWidening participationen
dc.subjectlaater life learningen
dc.titleInspired by Freire: From literacy to community. How the ideas of Paulo Freire shaped work in the UKen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Educationen
dc.date.updated2020-04-12T16:17:20Z
dc.date.accepted2020-03-20
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW15042020ATen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-01en
dc.source.volume2020
dc.source.beginpage31
dc.source.endpage49
refterms.dateFCD2020-04-15T09:59:06Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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