Life At The Margins: Literacy, Language, and Technology in Everyday Life

Life At The Margins: Literacy, Language, and Technology in Everyday Life

by Juliet Merrifield
     
 

Unlike many books about adult literacy, which focus on abstract concepts related to test scores, this volume develops an understanding of literacy and illiteracy through the engaging life stories of twelve adults from diverse backgrounds living in the United States. In the process of coming to know these adults, we learn, contrary to commonly held assumptions and… See more details below

Overview

Unlike many books about adult literacy, which focus on abstract concepts related to test scores, this volume develops an understanding of literacy and illiteracy through the engaging life stories of twelve adults from diverse backgrounds living in the United States. In the process of coming to know these adults, we learn, contrary to commonly held assumptions and beliefs, that adults with limited literacy skills work hard and long, make limited use of public resources, and do use technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807736654
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Language and Literacy Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Overview1
2Appalachian Profiles17
Tom Addington
Marcy Osborne
Yuvette Evans
Les Willard
Lisa Bogan
Maria Reyes
3Learning from the Appalachian Profiles86
4California Profiles99
Alicia Lopez
David Wong
Michela Stone
Sokhhoeun
Nura Tola
Oliver Gonzales
5Learning from the California Profiles166
6Synthesis181
References
Index
About the Authors

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