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New Approaches to Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy

About the Series

This ground-breaking new series provides a coherent framework within which both new and experienced adult basic skills practitioners can develop their expertise.

Titles in this series will offer key texts for adult basic skills practitioners taking professional development courses. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the theories of adult basic skills are firmly grounded in everyday practice, making the material accessible to a wide readership. The books are united by a cutting- edge approach to literacy, numeracy and ESOL, and locate this material in a very realistic, social context, rather than a more traditional academic one. As well as gathering together the most important national and international research in adult literacy from the past three decacdes, each title will also feature:

guided reading exercises

references and further resources

glossary of key terms

a practical project activity, linked to the topic of each book

These books will be essential reading for new and experienced practitioners of adult literacy and numeracy and their trainers, and closely follows course content of NVQ levels 1 & 2, PGCE courses at NVQ levels 3 & 4, as well as Masters degrees and specialist post-graduate diplomas.

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Adult Literacy as Social Practice More Than Skills

Adult Literacy as Social Practice: More Than Skills

1st Edition

By Uta Papen
January 20, 2006

With 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...

Debates in ESOL Teaching and Learning Cultures, Communities and Classrooms

Debates in ESOL Teaching and Learning: Cultures, Communities and Classrooms

1st Edition

By Kathy Pitt
December 20, 2005

This unique book provides a lively introduction to the theory and research surrounding the adult learning of English for Speakers of Other Languages. Offering a digest and discussion of current debates, the book examines a wide geographical and social spread of issues, such as: * how to understand ...

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