Literacy in multilingual and multicultural contexts: effective approaches to adult learning and education

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Author: Hanemann, Ulrike; Scarpino, Cassandra


This compilation includes programmes which promote language and culture as resources and see them as an added value rather than a challenge for literacy teaching and learning. It also includes programmes designed to support migrants and refugees by equipping them for integration into mainstream society while strengthening their literacy skills in their native language. The description of each program provides an overview followed by information on the context and background, aims and objectives, implementation approaches and methodologies, outcomes and impact, challenges and potential...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Language; Teaching and learning; Culture and society; Participation

Keywords: Adult learning; Cultural aspects; Cultural awareness; Community participation; Community development; Course design; Education and training needs; Educational program

Geographic subjects: Africa; Arab countries; Middle East; Asia; Europe; North America; South America; Central America and the Caribbean; Oceania

Published: Hamburg, Germany: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2016

Physical description: 167 p.

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ISBN: 9789282012079

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Ulrike Hanemann and Cassandra Scarpino

Resource type: Report

Rights: This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BYSA 3.0 IGO) licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 125.698

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