TITLE

Understanding Literacy Development "Lifelong and Life Wide."

AUTHOR(S)
Rogers, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Reading Research Quarterly;Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
This essay reviews three books focusing on adult literacy initiatives. Tracking Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Findings From Longitudinal Research, edited by Stephen Reder and John Bynner, includes a set of longitudinal, large-scale research projects in the United States and the United Kingdom. Rebel Literacy: Cuba's National Literacy Campaign and Critical Global Citizenship by Mark Abendroth brings us to the center of the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign and its continuation. Laboring to Learn: Women's Literacy and Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era by Lorna Rivera focuses on a decade-long study within a grassroots adult education program located outside of Boston. The books contribute significant insights into a number of topics including understanding literacy development "lifelong and life wide," longitudinal research, and neoliberalism. The review addresses each theme in turn, highlighting examples from each book. The books ask us to consider the ways in which bridges might be built between approaches to adult literacy education with an eye toward individual and community development.
ACCESSION #
57273550

 

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