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Conflicting paradigms in adult literacy education : in quest of a U.S. democratic politics of literacy

Author: George Demetrion
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book provides an historical overview of adult literacy theory, policy, practice, and research from the mid-1980s to the present. The main focus is a descriptive analysis of three distinctive schools of literacy: the Freirean-based participatory literacy movement grounded in oppositional politics and grass-roots community activism; the British-based New Literacy Studies that focuses on the ways in which diverse
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Demetrion
ISBN: 0805846239 9780805846232 0805846247 9780805846249
OCLC Number: 55286418
Description: xiv, 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : in search of common ground amidst conflicting paradigms in adult literacy education --
2. Adult literacy and the quality of life --
3. Workforce readiness in the information age --
4. Workforce Investment Act/National Reporting System (WIA/NRS) --
5. NLA polemics : criticism and counterarguments --
6. Defining outcomes and impacts of adult literacy education : enduring problems and conflicting perspectives --
7. Equipped for the future : building the infrastructure --
8. EFF standards : linking pedagogy and policy in quest of a national consensus --
9. Research traditions : problems, paradigms, polemics.
Responsibility: George Demetrion.
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