Response to “Problematizing the Imperative to Innovate: An Examination of Innovations in Adult Literacy”

Spring 2023

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Author(s): Huacong Liu Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The article offers a response to Keiko Yasukawa’s critique of innovation in education. The author appreciates Yasukawa’s exploration of the concept but highlights the need to discuss innovation in education and research. Liu agrees that innovation is often linked to neoliberal ideologies focused on efficiency and continuous change.

The author emphasizes the importance of considering educational goals and learner experiences when evaluating claims of innovation in adult literacy. Liu calls for a shift toward education-driven adult literacy policies and critical examination of the educational consequences of innovations.

ALE Journal Volume 5, Issue 2

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