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AL5130 - Educating for Adult Literacy

Credits: 3
This course is repeatable.

This course examines current theory and best practice related to adults’ development of functional literacy skills. The purpose of this course is to offer useful hands-on experiences and strategies for teaching literacy skills as well as the theoretical background and relevant research in the literacy field that will assist in understanding and appreciating the problems of adults with limited literacy. Understanding the problem of illiteracy requires knowledge about the sociological effects of schooling, the effects of poor education, issues of resistance to education, learner motivation, and the physiological, psychological, and societal barriers and incentives related to the successful development of literacy skills.