Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning

Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning

by Tara Furlong, Keiko Yasukawa

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BN ID: 2940153140766
Publisher: RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacies)
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,215,549
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tara has twenty years’ experience in adult education and training in the private and public sectors in the UK and abroad, specialising in integrated English language, literacies and digital learning. She is involved in delivering professional development via national organisations in the UK, editorial and publication work; and has an established history of designing and implementing systemic curriculum quality initiatives in education providers. She has an ongoing interest in the relationship between multi-modal and contextualised versus abstracted learning; and its mirror in social and literate practice and language across life spheres. As well as work with Designing Futures Ltd, Tara does pro bono work for RaPAL, BALID, is an active local school governor; and is engaged in postgraduate studies in educational leadership with UCL, Institute of Education.


Keiko Yasukawa is a lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia. She has been working at UTS since 1993 in various roles including teaching and coordinating adult education programs, mainly in the area of adult literacy and numeracy. Engagement in the professional field is an important part of Keiko’s work. Keiko has held leadership positions in the Australian Council for Adult Literacy and the NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council since 2009. Keiko’s research interest areas are: adult literacy and numeracy policies, pedagogies and practices; critical numeracy and the social studies of mathematics; precarious employment in Australian higher education. Her recent publications include the edited book with Stephen Black Beyond economic interests: Critical perspectives on adult literacy and numeracy in a globalised world (Sense Publishers, 2016). She is the lead editor of Literacy and Numeracy Studies: an international journal in the education and training of adults.

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