Adult literacies

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Definitions of what it means to be literate are always shifting. The common way to think about literacy is by seeing it as a ladder that people climb up. This begins at school where children are ranked according to their examinable achievements and adult literacy is the extension of the process in post-school contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning with Adults
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
EditorsPeter Mayo
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789462093355
ISBN (Print)9789462093331
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2013

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    Tett, L. (2013). Adult literacies. In P. Mayo (Ed.), Learning with Adults: A Reader (pp. 275-283). Sense Publishers.