Managing and Monitoring Literacy for a ‘Knowledge Society’: The Textual Processes of Inequality in Adult Education Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

Christine Pinsent-Johnson
This thesis explicates how an international literacy testing (ILT) initiative, overseen by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is put to use to coordinate teaching and learning in adult literacy education programs in Canada, and in Ontario in particular. The testing initiative was conceived to manage and monitor global literacy resources, and promote their development for economic productivity and competitive advantage. Guided by institutional ethnography, the analysis reveals how certain operational and support...
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