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The Literacy and Development Group (LDG) brings together researchers from the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning and the School of International Development at UEA and now contributes to the UNESCO Chair programme
Formed in 2003, the group takes a ‘situated literacy' approach, aiming to combine theory and practice to engage actively with key policy institutions in the UK and internationally and to encourage cross-cultural interaction between literacy researchers and practitioners around the world.
Researching literacy practices in schools, adult learning programmes, development organisations and universities in a range of country contexts, we focus particularly on issues of power, inequality and social change. We promote inter-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies, particularly collaboration between anthropologists, linguists and economists.
We have strong links with development agencies and organisations, including UNESCO, the British Association for Literacy in Development (BALID), the Asia and South Pacific Bureau for Adult Education (ASPBAE), British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) and various NGOs in South Asia. LDG is also represented on the UK Literacy Working Group and the UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET)
Our regular conferences have brought together researchers from across the world to debate issues around education, literacy and development, including:- ‘Literacy Inequalities', ‘Gender and Adult Education', and ‘Literacy, Identity and Social Change'. We have conducted commissioned research for major development agencies, including for UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring Report.
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Meeting the SDGs: creating innovative infrastructures and policy solutions to support sustainable development in Global South communities (GS-DEV).
1/10/19 → 30/09/21
Coastal transformations and fisher wellbeing - synthesized perspectives from India and Europe (EQUIP)
Menon, A., Abranches, M., Rao, N., Taylor, B., White, C., Dhandapani, B., Natesan, B., Proisy, C., Gowrappan, M., Bautes, N., Dhandapani, S., Bofulin, M., Rogelja, N., Inamdar, A., Parthasarathy, D., Finstad, B., Bavinck, J. & Paudel, K.
1/01/19 → 30/06/22
Griffiths, H., Harrington, T., Rao, N., Ray, S., Bentley, A., Smith, L., Uauy, C., Heuer, S., Lawson, T., Petrie, C., Vira, B., Yadav, G., Hibberd, J., Srai, J., Jones, M., Doubleday, R. & Fennell, S.
1/10/17 → 31/12/21
Robinson-Pant, A., 1 Jun 2021, In : Research in Comparative & International Education. 16, 2, p. 160-180 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Contract Farming, Ecological Change and the Transformations of Reciprocal Gendered Social Relations in Eastern IndiaMitra, A. & Rao, N., 2021, In : The Journal of Peasant Studies. 48, 2, p. 436-457 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)37 Downloads (Pure)
Economic inequality and depressive symptoms: An individual versus aggregate level analysis using Mexican survey dataEsposito, L., Villasenor Lopez, L. & Jacobs, R., 10 Jun 2021, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 214682.
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