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Teaching Adult Literacy: principles and practice / Edition 1

Teaching Adult Literacy: principles and practice / Edition 1

by Nora Hughes, Irene Schwab


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ISBN-13: 9780335237364
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nora Hughes teaches on the PGCE Literacy/ESOL and the MA Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy.

Irene Schwab is course leader for the PGCE Literacy/ESOL and also teaches on the MA Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy.

Both lead authors work at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors vi

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

Section 1 Literacy in its social context 5

1 The social context of literacy Mary Hamilton 7

2 Who are the learners? Yvon Appleby 29

Section 2 Language awareness for literacy teachers 49

3 How language works Irene Schwab Nora Hughes 51

4 Language variety Nora Hughes Irene Schwab 99

Learner profiles and texts 129

Section 3 Teaching and learning literacy 147

5 Reading Irene Schwab 149

6 Writing Nora Hughes 209

7 Speaking and listening Irene Schwab Nora Hughes 264

8 Planning and assessment Jay Derrick Judith Gawn 278

Section 4 Inclusive learning 311

9 Dyslexia Margaret Herrington 313

10 Literacy learning for adults with global learning difficulties Sam Duncan 331

11 Embedding literacy Theresa Latham 344

Glossary 365

References 367

Index 377

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