Do you want to update and deepen your practice? Then this is the essential book for you! In this book, the authors offer friendly guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop their literacy skills and practices. They challenge the negative view of adult literacy learners as social 'problems', often described in terms of their deficits. They promote an alternative view of people who have rich resources and skills in many areas of their lives which they can bring to the learning process.
The latest skills survey for England, the first since , shows that there are still far too many people whose poor basic skills put them at a huge disadvantage in modern society. This is mirrored by similar findings in recent surveys in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Research tells us that engagement in reading for pleasure can help to improve people's skills as well as increasing their motivation to read and learn more.
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