[AAACE-NLA] Towards Quality in Adult Literacy Education
gdemetrion at msn.com
Thu Dec 30 15:10:28 EST 2004
Snippet from Andrea:
"Curriculum" seems to be the last frontier in adult literacy, WAAAY beyond the skirmishes around phonemes, graphemes, fluency, and so on. I am talking content. Various writers on this list have voiced various opinions And I must say, much depends on what is funded. There seem to be many very reasonable options.
What is your opinion?
Hi Andrea, glad you asked.
There are many pathways to literacy, and while many roads lead to better reading and writing (however marginally or dramatically so), the roads do lead in different directions in terms of content focus, processes of learning, and in the understanding of the signification of literacy. That would at least be from the pathways of divergent curriculums even as there would be invariables convergences among the different curriculums. The manner in which those curricular foci are internalized by students perhaps may be another matter altogether.
We still know so little even as the resources for gaining more extensive knowledge are vast.
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