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dc.contributor.authorFurness, Jane Amanda
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Neville
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Judy
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorNikora, Linda Waimarie
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T03:14:06Z
dc.date.available2013-12-18T03:14:06Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationFurness, J., Robertson, N., Hunter, J., Hodgetts, D. & Nikora, L.W. (2013). What (actually) matters in literacy education: Contributions from community psychology. Submitted to Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1177-083X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8360
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the critical role community psychology theories played in reframing literacy research involving mainly Māori and Pacific peoples’ extended families and communities. Within a critical social constructionist paradigm, ecological systems theory and holistic, integrative theories of wellbeing brought much-needed new thinking to how family-focused adult literacy education might be theorised and practiced. This reframing marks a challenge to and movement away from still-dominant Western individualistic, behavioural orientated, skills-based and formal economy-focused ways of thinking about people’s literacy abilities. It highlights the important role of community psychology in developing theory, informing policy and enhancing practices in culturally diverse education settings to achieve both educational and quality of life aims. Improving quality of life is not possible through literacy education in and of itself, but rather through the inculcation in programme design and delivery of those things which are fundamental and critical to the participants’ overall wellbeing and welfare.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherResearch Commonsen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/journals/nzjs/en_NZ
dc.rightsThis is the authors' submitted version.en_NZ
dc.subjectFamily literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectadult literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectwellbeingen_NZ
dc.subjectecological systems theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity psychologyen_NZ
dc.subjectMāorien_NZ
dc.subjectPacific peoplesen_NZ
dc.subjectwhānauen_NZ
dc.titleWhat (actually) matters in literacy education: Contributions from community psychologyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
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