Examining adult literacy throughout the world
This event is open to all
"The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy (Wiley, October 2019) "presents a wide range of research on adults who have low literacy skills. It looks at the cognitive, affective, and motivational factors underlying adult literacy; adult literacy in different countries; and the educational approaches being taken to help improve adults’ literacy skills. It includes not only adults enrolled in adult literacy programs, but postsecondary students with low literacy skills, some of whom have reading disabilities.
The first section of The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy covers issues such as phonological abilities in adults who have not yet learned to read; gender differences in the reading motivation of adults with low literacy skills; literacy skills, academic self-efficacy, and participation in prison education; and more. Chapters on adult literacy, social change and sociocultural factors in South Asia and in Ghana; literacy, numeracy, and self-rated health among U.S. adults; adult literacy programs in Southeastern Europe and Turkey, and a review of family and workplace literacy programs are among the topics featured in the second section. The last part examines how to teach reading and writing to adults with low skills; adults’ transition from secondary to postsecondary education; implications for policy, research, and practice in the adult education field; educational technologies that support reading comprehension; and more."
-- publisher's description
This online Book Talk features a panel of some of the authors of chapters in the newly-published Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy. The handbook examines the widespread phenomenon of poor literacy skills in adults across the globe. It presents a wide range of research on adults who have low literacy skills. The various chapters look at the cognitive, affective, and motivational factors underlying adult literacy; adult literacy in different countries; and the educational approaches being taken to help improve adults’ literacy skills. The handbook focuses not only adults enrolled in adult literacy programs, but postsecondary students with low literacy skills, some of whom have reading disabilities. In this Book Talk, the panelists will speak about their chapters and answer questions from attendees. We look forward to your participation!
Dolores Perin, editor, is Professor of Psychology and Education, Chair of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies, and Senior Researcher at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests center on the reading and writing skills of students in adult literacy programs and postsecondary education who experience academic difficulty. Dr. Perin holds a Ph.D. from Sussex University and is widely published in the scholarly literature.
Contributors from around the globe will be joining this book talk to offer a very short summary of their chapter in this important volume, focusing on a few major points. Joining us are:
- George K. Zarifis, Associate Professor of Continuing Education, Department of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Elizabeth L. Tighe, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, USA
- Stephen Reder, Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University, USA
- Zoi A.Traga Philippakos, Assistant Professor, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Lise Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
- Daphne Greenberg, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Learning Sciences, Georgia State University, USA
- Stephen M. Doolan, Associate Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA
This event is fee and open to all; it is co-sponsored by the Department of Health and Behavior Studies and Academic Computing.
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Last Updated: 10:57 am, Wednesday, Oct 2 , 2019