Devaluing Social Networks in the Race to Compete

By Chris Atkin and Anne O'Grady.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Findings of a research project undertaken during 2004/05 which sought to explore the learning experiences of adults attending a variety of Skills for Life training programmes.

Keywords: Literacy, Numeracy, Skills for Life, Mandated to Learn

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp.165-172. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 797.249KB).

Dr Chris Atkin

Dr Chris Atkin is an Associate Professor in post-school education at the University of Nottingham, specialising in the policy and practice of literacy and numeracy education. He is currently directing several research projects for the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy and the Learning and Skills Council. Dr Atkin has written and published in the UK and abroad on issues affecting language, literacy and numeracy and sustainable rural development. Recent publications include: O’Grady, A. and Atkin, C. (2005) ‘Forced to learn or choosing to learn: Challenges and concerns for non-voluntary adult basic skills learners’ RaPAL Research and Practice in Adult Literacy Journal Vol. 58 pp. 38 - 43 Atkin, C., Rose, A. and Shier, R. (2005) Provision of, and learner engagement with, Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL support in rural England: a case study. London: DfES/National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Atkin, C. and Merchant, P. (2004) ‘Practical identities, rurality and Skills for Life: employer and employee interest in adult literacy and numeracy training in small businesses in rural Lincolnshire and Rutland, England’ Journal of Literacy and Numeracy Studies Vol. 13 No. 2 pp. 77-97.

Anne O'Grady

Anne O'Grady is responsible for Skills Development in post-school education. She specialises in the policies and practice of post-school education for adults with low level language, literacy and numeracy skills.


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