ERIC Number: ED365851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Talking about Literacy: Principles and Practice of Adult Literacy Education.
This book reexamines dominant notions of what literacy is and challenges the problem-solution reflex approach to the issue. The book looks in detail at five principles advocated as central to the education of people who often can read, but wish they could read better, or who can write but wish they could write better. These principles focus on five themes: context, inquiry, authorship, equality, and community. The book is organized in two parts. Part I, "Issues," contains two subsections, dealing respectively with problems of representation and kinds of truth (truths for teachers, truths for students, truth or fiction, truth and talk, and truth and style). Part II discusses the five principles. The sequence follows the chronology of thinking in developing programs of education. The principles are discussed in five subsections dealing respectively with listening to the questions about literacy; the teacher-researcher; authors and identity; readers as the equals of writers; and vocations and vocationalism. A conclusion ties together the five principles. (Contains 117 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
Routledge, Chapman and Hall, Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: Great Britain