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Literalität und Partizipation

Über schriftsprachliche Voraussetzungen demokratischer Teilhabe

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Die Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität zu Köln veranstaltete im März 2012 in Kooperation mit der Demokratie-Stiftung eine internationale Fachtagung zum Thema Literalität und Partizipation, um einen aktiven Austausch verschiedener Akteure der (politischen) Grundbildung und ihrer Perspektiven zu ermöglichen. Das Anliegen der Veranstaltung war, die Bedeutung schriftsprachlicher Grundbildung für die aktive Teilhabe am gesellschaftlich-demokratischen Prozess herauszuarbeiten. Migration und kulturelle Heterogenität wurden mit Blick auf das herrschende Verständnis von Grundbildung und ziviler Teilhabekompetenz reflektiert. Hierauf folgte die Erörterung von Zielfiguren und didaktischen Konsequenzen für die politische Bildung.
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Literacy and Civil Society: A Perspective on policy, theory and practice in the UK

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Professorin Mary Hamilton, Ph.D.,Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy, Lancaster University, England.

Thank you so much for inviting me. It‘s a great opportunity. I‘m really sorry but I have to speak in English. It‘s been a great frustration to me, not to be able to speak or listen to the papers delivered in the German language this morning. However, Laura has done a fantastic job of translating the main points and I can see many points of contact between what I want to say and what is already been said today. I hope I can make those ­connections.

As Klaus said, I work at the University of Lancaster and I‘m very fortunate to be part of a group of colleagues there, who have worked to develop an alternative way of seeing literacy as part of social practice, as part of everyday situated knowledge. I bring that understanding into my discussion today. I want to talk about the promises and paradoxes of literacy and democratic social political participation and I want to do so in the context of recent policy theory and praxis in the UK. We have just been through a period where you could say we have been carried along on a ‘wave’ of policy, where we had lots of funding and attention paid to adult literacy. The wave has now crested,...

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