The National Adult Literacy Survey has provided literacy researchers and practitioners with a wealth of knowledge about American adults' literacy proficiencies. "Literacy for the 21st Century" was developed with the idea that the NALS contains useful information to inform public educational policy, suggest new directions for literacy research, and assist in adult literacy education program development. The ideas presented in this book should enable policymakers, social leaders, and educators to more fully consider national assessment data, thereby prompting actions necessary to enable all citizens to achieve greater opportunities in their work and lives.
Reading Work: Literacies in the New Workplace features:
*four distinct but related ethnographies of literacy use in contemporary workplaces;
*a social practice view of literacy brought to the workplace;
*collaborative research undertaken by experienced workplace educators and academics working in the areas of adult literacy and second language learning;
*implications chapters for both practice and theory--presented not as a series of steps but rather as reflections by seasoned educators on shared dilemmas; and
*engaging, accessible writing that encourages workplace practitioners to read, learn from, and do their own research.
This book is an important resource for practicing workplace educators, trainers, and instructors; academics who teach workplace educators; unionists, policymakers, human resource managers, supervisors, or quality coordinators who believe education can make a difference and are interested in seeing maximum results from workplace learning. Visit the In-Sites Research Group Web site: http://www.nald.ca/insites/.
YOU CAN READ!
is a unique, comprehensive, Basic Essentials Literacy Learning Curriculum and
Tutoring Program. It is specifically designed to help adults improve basic
reading skills. It has 3 sections: Letters
(sight and sounds); Words
(900 Sight & Rhyming Words; 1200+ Practical Literacy Words in 29 Units);
and Let’s Learn (900+ key
Words in 49 Academic and Civics Units). Each learning session can incorporate
Millions of American adults
(17.5%) are at beginning reading levels, and many others want to improve
English Language skills. This extensive collection of units fits a wide variety
of learning needs and styles and builds on the rich vocabulary and experiential
foundations adults already have. In addition to use in Adult Literacy Programs,
it has practical use in ESL, Family Literacy and Workplace Literacy Programs,
as well as in Schools and for Home Study.
YOU CAN READ!
provides extensive exposure to a wide range of Letter and Word Study skills. It
fills education gaps and builds a foundation of academic concepts. Approaches
blend Sight and Sound Recognition, Word Attack Skills and Functional Literacy
content so individuals can optimally learn and be proudly told, “You Can Read!”
Audubon: The Kentucky Years is the captivating account of Audubon's sojourn in Kentucky from his arrival in in 1807 as a gregarious twenty-two-year-old storekeeper to his departure in 1819, when his failure in business was about to force him to seek a livelihood from his skill as an artist.
This compilation is divided into four themes. The first theme is the “Balance and Teachings of Ten Years of Literacy Work, which presents documents on literacy presented by UNESCO Secretariat. The second theme focuses mainly on the functionalities of literacy. The last two themes cover changes in the living conditions and in the social structures as a requisite of literacy undertakings and the innovative role of literacy experiments and their integration into the global educational process.
This publication will be invaluable to educators, academicians, and students interested in literacy.