Adult Literacy as Social Practice
More Than Skills
By (author) Uta Papen
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Adult Literacy as Social Practice by Uta Papen
Book DescriptionWith a radically new perspective on reading, writing and mathematics for adults, this refreshing and challenging book shows how teachers and curriculum developers have much to gain from understanding the role of literacy in learners' lives, bringing in their families, social networks and jobs. Looking at the practicalities of how teachers and students can work with social practice in mind, Adult Literacy as Social Practice is particularly focused on: * how a social theory of literacy and numeracy compares with other theoretical perspectives * how to analyze reading and writing in everyday life using the concepts of social literacy as analytical tools, and what this tells us about learners' teaching needs * what is actually happening in adult basic education and how literacy is really being taught * professional development. With major policy initiatives coming into force, this is the essential guide for teachers and curriculum developers through this area, offering one-stop coverage of the key concepts without the need for finding materials from far-scattered sources.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415353779
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Uta Papen
Literacy and Globalization, Paperback (October 2012)
Using literacy practices in newly independent post-apartheid Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of globalisation, this case study looks at issues surrounding tourism, state control and new forces of consumerism. It considers language practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society.
Anthropology of Writing, Paperback (December 2011)» View all books by Uta Papen
The studies included in the book examine quotidien acts of writing and their significance in a textually-mediated world.
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Author Biography - Uta Papen
Uta Papen is Lecturer in Literacy Studies in the Dept of Linguistics at Lancaster University. She has published previously with Peter Lang
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