publication . Article . 2010

Adult literacy, learning identities and pedagogic practice

Crowther, Jim; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2010 Journal: International Journal of Lifelong Education, volume 29, pages 651-664 (issn: 0260-1370, eissn: 1464-519X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article discusses the relationship between persistence in adult literacy and numeracy\ud programs, changes in the participants’ attitudes to engaging in learning and pedagogic practices\ud using data from eight Scottish literacy education organizations. It argues that literacy learning can act as a resource that enables vulnerable adults to change their dispositions to learning, achieve their goals and make a transition towards their imagined futures. Pedagogic practices that operate from an approach that emphasized learners’ strengths, rather than their deficits, and critically interrogated learners’ experiences used as a resource for learning were the mos...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Education, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Sociology, Vulnerable adult, Futures contract, Numeracy, Community of practice, Teaching method, Adult literacy, Goal orientation, Pedagogy, Adult education, L1
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