Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope Among Low-Income, Low-Literate Adults (PB) by Mary V. AlfredLearning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope Among Low-Income, Low-Literate Adults (PB) by Mary V. Alfred

Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope Among Low-Income, Low…

EditorMary V. Alfred

Paperback | July 28, 2010

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A volume in Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research,and Practice in Lifelong LearningSeries Editor: Kathleen P. King, Fordham UniversityIn a most timely volume addressing many of the connections among current fiscal andemployment crises to adult education, Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency highlights theproblems and challenges that low-literate adults encounter in various environments. Moreover,this book presents strategies for addressing the chronic illiteracy among low-income workers.The power of this volume is that the reader gains a holistic view of the complexities of educatinga population of low-literate adult learners from various life conditions. From language literacyissues in corrections, the workplace and access to higher education, and migrant workers literacylearning barriers, to technology literacies, and consumerism myths, Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency goes far deeper than prior volumes in exploring the complex scope of issues face by low-income, low-literate adults as theyseek learning for economic self-sufficiency.The overall objective of the book is to help readers explore economic self-sufficiency for low literate and low-income adults fromvarious contexts and the role of adult and higher education in developing these learners for greater economic independence. Noting thatliteracy is only a first step to economic, mental, and physical health as well as responsible citizenship, each chapter provide specificcase examples and recommendations to educators and trainers of adults for creating learning programs and environments to facilitatethe development of a more literate and economically stable population.
Title:Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope Among Low-Income, Low…Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.53 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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