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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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Resisting Neoliberalism in Education

Gwyneth Allatt

Lyn Tett

Policy Press

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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