Teaching Adult Literacy: principles and practice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Do you want to update and deepen your practice?
Yes! Then this is the essential book for you!
In this book, the authors offer friendly guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop their literacy skills and practices. They challenge the negative view of adult literacy learners as social 'problems', often described in terms of their deficits. They promote an alternative view of people who have rich resources and skills in many areas of their lives which they can bring to the learning process.
The contributing authors have a wealth of experience as practitioners and researchers in the field. They pull together a wide range of current theory and research on adult literacy, offering new perspectives on theory and applications to everyday practice.
Key features include:
- Case studies of real student experiences
- Samples of learners’ writing with commentary and analysis
- Application of linguistic theory to literacy teaching
- Practical suggestions for teaching, planning and assessment
- Guidance on supporting learners with dyslexia and global learning difficulties
- Reflective tasks, encouraging readers to develop and apply their knowledge
This book is an invaluable resource for trainee teachers studying on literacy specialist courses leading to teaching qualifications, as well as for experienced practitioners wishing to update and deepen their practice.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
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
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