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Title Literacy, language, and community publishing : essays in adult education / edited by Jane Mace.

Imprint Clevedon, England : Multilingual Matters, ©1995.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 204 pages).
Series Multilingual matters
Multilingual matters (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Jane Mace -- 1. Sailing out from Safe Harbours: Writing for Publishing in Adult Basic Education / Stella Fitzpatrick -- 2. Can't, Won't or Don't: Readers and Writers in Adult Education / Rebecca O'Rourke -- 3. Working with Words: Active Learning in a Community Writing and Publishing Group / Michael Hayler and Alistair Thomson -- 4. 'You Can't Write Until You Can Spell': Attitudes to Writing amongst Adult Basic Education Students / Judy Wallis -- 5. Working on Writing with Refugees / Helen Sunderland -- 6. Writers in Search of an Audience: Taking Writing from Personal to Public / Patricia Duffin -- 7. Reminiscence as Literacy: Intersections and Creative Moments / Jane Mace -- 8. Disappearing Language: Fragments and Fractures Between Speech and Writing / Roxy Harris -- 9. Controlling or Empowering? Writing Through a Scribe in Adult Basic Education / Wendy Moss -- 10. Oral History and Bilingual Publishing / Sav Kyriacou -- 11. Improving on the Blank Page / Sean Taylor.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary In direct opposition to current imperatives to standardisation and 'standards', the writers in this book argue for the effectiveness of deeper and more generous approaches to literacy and language: approaches which are at the heart of the community publishing movement in the UK.
Literacy, Language and Community Publishing brings together theoretical and practical debates from adult literacy and language education with those of creative writing and community publishing work. Illustrated by accounts of firsthand experience, each chapter focuses on the practical business of achieving good learning and development opportunities for women and men of all ages. Whether working with refugees seeking confidence in spoken English, elderly people reflecting on life experience, or basic education students wishing to 'improve' their literacy, the principle with which the writers are engaged is that of democracy - a process which has lessons both uncomfortable and exciting for educators, as well as for learners.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Functional literacy -- Great Britain.
Adult education -- Great Britain.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain.
Indexed Term Adult education Literacy
Great Britain
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mace, Jane.
Other Form: Print version: Literacy, language, and community publishing. Clevedon, England : Multilingual Matters, ©1995 1853592803 (DLC) 94047982 (OCoLC)31737415
ISBN 0585156123 (electronic bk.)
9780585156125 (electronic bk.)
185359279X (pbk.)
9781853592799 (pbk.)