BUILDING PROFESSIONAL PRIDE IN LITERACY: A Dialogical Guide to Professional Development for Practitioners of Adult Literacy and Basic Education

Author(s)

Quigley, Allan B.

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2006

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

244

1-57524-262-1

C

$38

Description

Reviews

Building Professional Pride in Literacy brings a fresh hands-on approach to adult literacy professionals.  It uses a conversational method so the practitioner can build skills and knowledge through self-directed professional development.  Readers will learn ways to teach adults with low literacy and ways to conduct their own problem-posing, problem-solving research on teaching problems. They will see how today's programs have built on the rich history of adult literacy.  Dr. Quigley says, "Ours is a field of hope in a cynical, fearful time. This book will build pride in practitioners and across the field of practice and in policy."

"… demystifies the research process and strengthens practitioners' ability to create collective knowledge.  As such, the book is highly recommended for teachers, tutors, administrators, and other literacy professionals--especially as part of regional or statewide professional development initiatives--and for scholars and practitioners wishing to learn about AR and historical cases of literacy education." -- Esther Prins, Adult Education Quarterly, August 2007

"It is both a celebration of and a 'guide' to being professional in adult education in general, and adult literacies learning (ALN) in particular…though Quigley recognises the historical and contemporary importance of learning for work, he is wonderfully critical of the pervasiveness of vocationalism, its behavioural philosophy and the teaching to vocational sponsors' goals that it spawned." -- Kathy Maclachlan, University of Glasgow, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, Volume 13 No. 2, Autumn 2007

"This book is a welcome contribution to current attempts to increase professionalism in the field of adult literacy education, particularly as it offers an alternative to more prescriptive approaches…He reminds us of the strength of caring and compassion in this field, and his book is a welcome attempt to place these values at the heart of professional development." --Amy Burgess, Lancaster Literacy Research Center, Lancaster University, Studies in the Education of Adults, Vol. 39, No. 2, Autumn 2007

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