Adult literacy and development: stories from the field


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Author: Rogers, Alan; Street, Brian


In this book, the authors draw upon their experience in adult literacy promotion in different countries of the developing world and the West, and on the work of other practitioners and researchers, to investigate what literacy means in different contexts and to develop new ways in which the uses of literacy can be promoted. They advocate the use of ethnographic approaches to explore the nature of everyday literacy practices, especially those learned through informal learning. In seeking new ways of promoting literacy, they argue that the two fields of the informal learning of informal...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Adult and community education; Teaching and learning; Research; Culture and society; Economics

Keywords: Educational program; Adult learning; Formal learning; Informal learning; Educational practice; Educational research; Social development; Community development; Economic development

Published: Leicester, England: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales), 2012

Physical description: xv, 235 p.

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ISBN: 9781862015746; 9781862015753 (pdf); 9781862015760 (ebook)

Resource type: Book

Document number: TD/TNC 111.631

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