Adult Literacy as Social Practice

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

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 ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134260232

Category: Education

Page: 176

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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 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.
Categories: Education

Numeracy as Social Practice

Numeracy as Social Practice

At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy ...

Author: Keiko Yasukawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351979177

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to fully explore these principles in the context of numeracy. The book brings together a wide range of accounts and studies from around the world to build a picture of the challenges and benefits of seeing numeracy as social practice ̶ that is, as mathematical activities embedded in the social, cultural, historical and political contexts in which these activities take place. Drawing on workplace, community and classroom contexts, Numeracy as Social Practice shows how everyday numeracy practices can be used in formal and non-formal maths teaching and how, in turn, classroom teaching can help to validate and strengthen local numeracy practices. At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy makers around the world.
Categories: Education

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

I will explain what the concept of literacy as social practice means and how it was developed, mention some of the researchers who favour it and briefly ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134260225

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 927

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 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.
Categories: Education

Literacy As a Social Practice

Literacy As a Social Practice

This issue of the NALA Literacy Review focuses on adult literacy as social practice. Five adult literacy practitioners decribe their own views and experiences of social practice.

Author: Kerry Lawless

Publisher:

ISBN: 1871737923

Category: Adult education

Page: 108

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Categories: Adult education

Developing Adult Literacy

Developing Adult Literacy

The concept of'literacy as social practice'has been adopted in the Nigeria Community Education Programme,using a method called Learner Oriented Community ...

Author: Juliet McCaffery

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855985967

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 572

This book will help those who plan and develop literacy initiatives; using case studies from literacy programmes in many countries including Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mali, Nigeria, the Philippines and Uganda, it demonstrates the importance of literacy, its power to improve lives, and the role literacy plays in social and economic development.
Categories: Education

Adult Literacy Numeracy And Language Policy Practice And Research

Adult Literacy  Numeracy And Language  Policy  Practice And Research

This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills.

Author: Tett, Lyn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219377

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills. Leading international experts argue that literacy, numeracy and language are more than just a set of skills or techniques, but are shaped by the social and cultural context within which they are taking place; the meanings they have for users; and the purposes they serve. This shifts the focus from a narrow, functional and externally imposed definition of literacy, numeracy and language learning, to more open and numerous definitions that focus on what people do with their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of contexts. Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Languageshows how the social practice approach to learning and teaching can be used to develop more inclusive views of adult literacy, numeracy and language. Bringing together the views of researchers, policy makers and practitioners, it helps readers to develop an understanding of contemporary policy developments and encourages them to examine their own practice as adult basic education teachers, in order to respond more effectively to the needs of their students. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and students on courses in adult and continuing education (particularly basic skills), postgraduate students, and researchers in the field of post-compulsory education.
Categories: Education

Teaching Adult Literacy A Teacher Education Handbook

Teaching Adult Literacy  A Teacher Education Handbook

Offers guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop literacy skills and includes case studies of real student experiences and practical suggestions for teaching, planning, and assessment.

Author: Hughes, Nora

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335237364

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 443

Offers guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop literacy skills and includes case studies of real student experiences and practical suggestions for teaching, planning, and assessment.
Categories: Education

Language and Literacy in Social Practice

Language and Literacy in Social Practice

Compiled for use in the Open University MA course E825.

Author: Open University

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853592153

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 365

Compiled for use in the Open University MA course E825. The 15 articles sample the ideas over the past decade on the importance of social factors in language and literacy development. They include theoretical and ethnographic accounts, cross-cultural and historical perspectives, and explorations of the political aspects and the discourses within which language and literacy are discussed. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Social Science

Literacy and Globalization

Literacy and Globalization

The book considers language practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society and also looks at the strategies used by local people to accommodate and even embrace the onward march of global English and the influx of foreign ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134217311

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 961

Using literacy practices in the newly independent post-apartheid Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of globalisation, this broad case study looks at issues surrounding tourism, state control and the new forces of consumerism. By placing literacy at the centre of an investigation into social and cultural change as experienced by individuals, Papen shows that in times of change, reading and writing are always implicated in structures of power and inequality. The book considers language practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society and also looks at the strategies used by local people to accommodate and even embrace the onward march of global English and the influx of foreign visitors, practices and modes of commerce and interaction.
Categories: Education

Adult Learning and Education

Adult Learning and Education

Social-Practice and Skills Models of Literacy In addition to diverging perspectives on the purpose of adult literacy education, there are a number of ...

Author: Kjell Rubenson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123814890

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 714

As individuals and societies try to respond to fundamental economic and social transformation, the field of adult learning and education is rapidly getting increased attention and new topics for research on adult learning have emerged. This collection of articles from the International Encyclopedia of Education 3e offers practitioners and researchers in the area of adult learning and education a comprehensive summary of main developments in the field. The 45 articles provide insight into the historical development of the field, its conceptual controversies, domains and provision, perspectives on adult learning, instruction and program planning, outcomes, relationship to economy and society and its status as a field of scholarly study and practice.
Categories: Education

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

framework of ' outcomes - based education ' . Adult literacy work has become rapidly systematised and formalised , and is seen as the foundation for ...

Author: David Barton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1556192088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 262

View: 188

This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.
Categories: Literary Collections

Adult Literacy Policy and Practice

Adult Literacy Policy and Practice

and Hamilton's is positioned within the social practices perspective which distinguish the ways in which literacy practices are shaped and driven by power.

Author: Vicky Duckworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137535115

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 698

This book explores the gradual evolution of Adult literacy policy from the 1970s using philosophical, sociological and economic frames of reference from a range of perspectives to highlight how priorities have changed. It also offers an alternative curriculum; a transformative model that presents a more socially just different value position.
Categories: Education

A Bricoleur s Tale

A Bricoleur s Tale

The collected papers represent a coherent body of research which enquired into a particular moment of educational reform in the Adult Literacies field in Scotland.

Author: Aileen Ackland

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:885442043

Category:

Page:

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Reading Circles Novels and Adult Reading Development

Reading Circles  Novels and Adult Reading Development

However, the terms 'social practice' and 'social practice theory' carry a specific association with a particular body of work within literacy studies.

Author: Sam Duncan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441172334

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 107

Adult literacy teachers are constantly searching for effective, engaging and distinctly 'adult' ways to develop adult emergent reading and, for at least the past two hundred years, adults have formed themselves into reading circles to read and discuss novels on a weekly or monthly basis. Why then are reading circles rarely used, or studied, in formal adult literacy provision? This book explores adult reading development, novel reading and reading circles in the context of a wider examination of reading pedagogies and practices in the English-speaking world. It discusses reading as both an individual and a communal act and investigates the relationship between literature and literacy development, practice and pedagogy (including a reassessment of the controversial approaches of reading aloud and phonics for adults). Sam Duncan reviews a case study of an adult reading circle in a large London further education college and identifies the wider implications for the teaching and learning of adult emergent reading, for the use and understanding of reading circles and for how we understand the novel reading experience more broadly.
Categories: Education

Literacy Practices

Literacy Practices

Literacy Practices will be of interest to students of applied linguistics, language education, cultural studies and adult education, as well as literary theorists and researchers, and anthropologists.

Author: Mike Baynham

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015034268162

Category: Literacy.

Page: 283

View: 271

It examines the social context of literacy, reviewing important theoretical sources and providing illustrative case studies, going on to review current linguistics perspectives on literacy, with illustrative texts. Mike Baynham also includes a critical review of ideas on reading and writing development from a social practice perspective, and concludes with a discussion of issues in researching literacy as social practice. Literacy Practices will be of interest to students of applied linguistics, language education, cultural studies and adult education, as well as literary theorists and researchers, and anthropologists.
Categories: Literacy.

Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

Analyzing literacy practice: Grounded theory to model. ... up and moving in: Connecting social practices views to policies and programs in adult education.

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319965024

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 189

This book is a selection of 15 papers developed by participants in ICME 13 held in Hamburg , presenting insights from the latest research on the andragogy of adult and lifelong learning of mathematics. It also investigates open questions, such as numeracy and mathematics skills, social and psychological influences on learning environments, as well as economic and political demands. The chapters offer examples, while at the same time highlighting important directions for further research. The book is divided into four parts: The first section provides an overview on the concept of “numeracy”, and the second focuses on adult students who are learning mathematics; the third part presents a teachers’ focus and the final part covers overarching themes. The book is of interest to classroom teachers, university teacher educators, and professional development providers.
Categories: Education

Adult Learning in the 21st Century

Adult Learning in the 21st Century

practices . People feel motivated to acquire literacy in situations where social relations and institutions require the use of reading and writing .

Author: Digumarti Bhaskara Rao

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171417973

Category: Adult education and state

Page: 360

View: 221

Contents: Adult Learning, Democracy and Peace, Cultural Citizenship in the 21st Century, Minorities and Adult Learning, Universities and the Future of Adult Learning, The Multiplicity of Research on Learning for All , A Key for the 21st Century, Global Community of Adult Learning through Information and Documentation, The Politics and Policies of the Education of Adults in a Globally Transforming Society, Literacy in the World and its Major Regions, Literacy and Learning Strategies, Literacy, Education and Social Development, Literacy, Research, Evaluation and Statistics, Literacy in Multilingual/ Intercultural Settings, Literacy and Technology, Literacy for Tomorrow, Women s Education, Raising Gender Issues in Formal and Non-formal Settings, Work-related Adult Learning in a Changing World, Adult Environmental Education, Health Promotion and Health Education for Adults, Adult Education and Population Issues in the Post-Cairo Context, New Information Technologies, Museums, Libraries and Cultural Heritage, Adult Learning and Ageing Populations, Adult Learning for Prisoners, Making Education Accessible and Available to all Persons with Disabilities, The Economics of Adult Learning, Enhancing International Cooperation and Solidarity, The Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning, The Agenda for the Future, Final Report of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education.
Categories: Adult education and state

Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education Social Practice and the Global Classroom

Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education  Social Practice and the Global Classroom

Social Practice and the Global Classroom Pullen, Darren Lee, Cole, David R. ... Psychological type and asynchronous written dialogue in adult learning.

Author: Pullen, Darren Lee

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605666747

Category: Law

Page: 340

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"This book will help readers understand the ways in which literacy is changing around the world, and to keep up to date with literacy research and reporting techniques"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Law

Cultural Practices of Literacy

Cultural Practices of Literacy

This volume presents case studies of literacy practices as shaped by culture, language, community, and power.

Author: Victoria Purcell-Gates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000149470

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This volume presents case studies of literacy practices as shaped by culture, language, community, and power. Covering a range of contexts and exploring a number of relevant dimensions in the evolving picture of literacy as situated, multiple, and social, the studies are grouped around four overarching themes: *Language, Literacy, and Hegemony; *The Immigrant Experience: Language, Literacies, and Identities; *Literacies In-/Out-of-School and On the Borders; and *New Pedagogies for New Literacies. It is now generally recognized that literacy is multiple and woven within the sociocultural lives of communities, but what is not yet fully understood is how it is multiple--how this multiplicity plays out across and within differing sociocultural contexts. Such understanding is critical for crafting school literacy practices in response to the different literacy sets brought to school by different learners. Toward this end it is necessary to know what those sets are composed of. Each of the case studies contributes to building this knowledge in new and interesting ways. As a whole the book provides a rich and complex portrait of literacy-in-use. Cultural Practices of Literacy: Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practice, and Power advances sociocultural research and theory pertaining to literacy development as it occurs across school and community boundaries and cultural contexts and in and out of school. It is intended for researchers, students, professionals across the field of literacy studies and schooling, including specialists in family literacy, community literacy, adult literacy, critical language studies, multiliteracies, youth literacy, international education, English as a second language, language and social policy, and global literacy.
Categories: Education