The Post-Industrial Future and the Origins of Competency-Based Adult Basic Education in Connecticut: A Critical Perspective (1999)

This essay analyzes a major policy paper of the Connecticut Department of Education linking adult basic education with the need to equip potential employees with an increasingly complex set of "basic skills" in order to assure the state a well-qualified workforce in a "post-industrial" economy. This effort is prefaced by a brief historical overview of functional literacy since the 1930s. This essay calls for a broadened adult basic education curriculum linking instrumental knowledge with autobiographical insight and meaningful socio-cultural knowledge through a collaborative methodology where students learn from each other as well as from the instructor.

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2000-09-05
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George Demetrion. The Post-Industrial Future and the Origins of Competency-Based Adult Basic Education in Connecticut: A Critical Perspective 1999. Web. 15 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/george/post-ind/post.pdf>
George Demetrion (1999). The Post-Industrial Future and the Origins of Competency-Based Adult Basic Education in Connecticut: A Critical Perspective. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/george/post-ind/post.pdf
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