Teaching for social capital outcomes: the case of adult literacy and numeracy courses in VET

Balatti, Jo, Black, Steven, and Falk, Ian (2006) Teaching for social capital outcomes: the case of adult literacy and numeracy courses in VET. In: Proceedings of the ALA 46th Annual National Conference 2006, pp. 1-15. From: ALA 46TH Annual National Conference, 23-25 November 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

There is strong evidence that participation in education and training can produce social capital outcomes. There is also strong evidence that such outcomes are useful outcomes; they can enhance the development of other outcomes often called human capital and they can contribute to the social-economic wellbeing of the learners and the communities in which they live. Yet, little research has been done about the pedagogy and other conditions that produce social capital outcomes in education and training. This paper reports on a research project that investigated what teachers do to produce social capital outcomes in VET adult literacy and numeracy courses.

Item ID: 4261
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: social capital; adult literacy and numeracy; pedagogy
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 04:11
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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