Understanding functional illiteracy from a policy, adult education, and cognition point of view: Towards a joint referent framework

  title={Understanding functional illiteracy from a policy, adult education, and cognition point of view: Towards a joint referent framework},
  author={Aleksandar Bulaji{\'c} and Miomir Despotovi{\'c} and Thomas Lachmann},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Neuropsychologie},
Abstract. The article discusses the emergence of a functional literacy construct and the rediscovery of illiteracy in industrialized countries during the second half of the 20th century. It offers a short explanation of how the construct evolved over time. In addition, it explores how functional (il)literacy is conceived differently by research discourses of cognitive and neural studies, on the one hand, and by prescriptive and normative international policy documents and adult education, on… 
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