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Resisting Neoliberalism in EducationLocal, National and Transnational Perspectives$
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Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447350057

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.001.0001

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The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners

The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners

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(p.41) 3 The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners
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Resisting Neoliberalism in Education
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Gwyneth Allatt

Lyn Tett

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0004

This chapter shows how the human capital model of knowledge that is embedded in transnational and national policies has led, in literacy programmes, to a focus on skills at the expense of wider goals. However, practitioners have resisted this discourse of deficit to some extent by a shared understanding of what is good practice, clear views of their underpinning value system and creative ways of delivering pre-set outcomes.

Keywords:   Neoliberalism, education, higher education, universities, international, resistance, sociology of education

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