Adult Literacy Toolkit

Author: Kate Randell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648165302

Category: Adult education

Page: 162

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The Adult Literacy Toolkit is a resource for instructors working with adult literacy learners who are also learning English as an additional language. The Toolkit has sequences for introducing sounds and spelling patterns, phonemic awareness tasks, word banks and an irregular word set. The Toolkit was designed for an Australian accent, but it could be used with other accents.
Adult Education for Health and Wellness

Author: Lilian H. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118152805

Category: Education

Page: 120

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This volume addresses the relationship of adult education andhealth from different perspectives. One task of adulthood is caringfor one's health and, for many, caring for the health of children,a partner or spouse, and/or aging parents. Changes in health or thedesire for improved health often prompt the need for individuals tolearn--and adult education can play a vital role in enabling thislearning. Editor Lilian H. Hill, associate professor of adult education atthe University of Southern Mississippi, and contributing authorsassemble a comprehensive review of the critical issues involvedincluding How adults learn while coping with chronic illness Health education within adult literacy, adult basic education,and English as a Second Language classes Approahces to help adults evaluate and learn from onlineinformation The influence of globalism on health and more. Concluding with Hill's own argument that health is a social justiceissue, the volume illustrates how adult educators need to beinvolved in health education because they have valuable skills andknowledge to contribute, and because it is a meaningful arena inwhich to demonstrate the field's commitment to equity and socialjustice. This is the 130th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage, NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education is anindispensable series that explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.
Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit

Author: Kate Singleton (Comp)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:279305255

Category: Adult education

Page:

View: 840

This toolkit is a resource to help adult education instructors and administrators better understand the problem of health literacy as it affects their learners. It is designed to support creative approaches to helping learners increase their health literacy as they engage in sound, productive adult literacy instruction. Information resources are provided to educate the educator about health care in the United States and cultural issues relating to health, and to simplify creation of health lessons and curricula for teachers and programs. Five sections examine the following: (1) "What Is Health Literacy?" (definitions of health literacy from various stakeholders); (2) "Why Is Health Literacy So Important?" (statistics and background information on health care among different population groups); (3) What Resources Are Available?" (affordable health services, potential program collaborators and funders, and Web and print health teaching resources for use with adults); (4) "Teaching Health Topics"; (the actual teaching of health, with recommendations for teaching approaches, content ideas, curriculum design, instructional supports, and learner projects); and (5) "Addressing Teachers' Concerns about Teaching Health" (suggestions for ways to keep instruction of health topics engaging, informative, and productive while minimizing teacher and learner discomfort). (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM).
Health Literacy

Author: R.A. Logan

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614997900

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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While health literacy is a relatively new multidisciplinary field, it is vital to the successful engagement with and communication of health with patients, caregivers, and the public. This book ‘New Directions in Health Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice’ provides an introduction to health literacy research and practice and highlights similar scholarship in related disciplines. The book is organized as follows: the first chapter explains the still-evolving definition of health literacy; the next three chapters discuss developments and new directions in health literacy research, then a further two chapters are devoted to developments and new directions in health literacy theory. Two chapters explore health literacy interventions for vulnerable populations; four chapters cover health literacy leadership efforts; six chapters describe developments and new directions in disciplines that are similar to health literacy; and six chapters portray diverse health literacy practices. A preface from Richard Carmona M.D., the former U.S. Surgeon General, is included in the book. Although the book is intended primarily for health literacy researchers, practitioners and students, the diverse topics and approaches covered will be of interest to all healthcare and public health researchers, practitioners, and students, as well as scholars in related fields, such as health communication, science communication, consumer health informatics, library science, health disparities, and mass communication. As Dr. Carmona concludes in his preface: ‘This is essential reading for all health practitioners.’
Adult Education Teachers

Author: Rebecca Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000149340

Category: Education

Page: 348

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This book examines the literacy practices of exemplary adult education teachers working within critical literacy frameworks. It provides an in-depth look at the complexity of adult literacy education through the lenses of these teachers. An understanding of this complexity helps teachers design literacy practices in classrooms on a daily basis. This is an important book for there is considerable pedagogical and political attention focused on adult literacy education at this time. As the field of adult education continues to grapple with issues of teacher professionalization/certification, it adds a much needed teacher perspective. Appropriate as a text for adult education courses, this volume will also appeal to researchers, teacher educators, practitioners, and graduate students across the field of literacy education.
Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit

Author: Kate Singleton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:979126153

Category:

Page: 208

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The Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit grew from many teachers' observations of adult literacy learners whose education paused or ended because a small health problem became bigger and brought on a host of other difficulties. Many adult learners, particularly those with the lowest literacy skills, are unaware of accessible health care options for the un- and underinsured and have a limited understanding of prevention of those conditions for which they are at increased risk. Those who are able to access care often do not know how to advocate for themselves in the complex, changing U.S. health care system. The spoken and written language of the U.S. health care culture seems to them beyond their reach. This Toolkit is a resource to help adult education instructors and administrators better understand the problem of health literacy as it affects their learners. It is designed to support creative approaches to help learners increase health literacy as they engage in sound, productive adult literacy instruction. Information and resources are provided to educate the educator about health care in the United States and cultural issues relating to health, and to simplify creation of health lessons and curricula for teachers and programs.
Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning

Author: Kathleen P. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119051008

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A comprehensive exploration of technology's role in adult learning Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning introduces educators and students to the intersection of adult learning and the growing technological revolution. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, this book explores the theory, research, and practice driving innovation in both adult learning and learning technology, and illuminates a powerful approach to recognize and leverage these opportunities. Building on current trends and research in technology and its use, each chapter illustrates the need, opportunities, and examples of current and future technologies that scaffold adult learning, and provides comprehensive coverage of both current and emerging challenges. Many adult learning faculty, practitioners, and students realize that technology presents a growing and ever-present set of issues, yet few feel confident in identifying the opportunities that arise with each step forward. This book clarifies the interplay between adult learning and learning technology, and characterizes the cyclic exchange of information and opportunities that link these fields now and in the future. Understand the critical issues currently affecting adult learning Learn how technology is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the teaching and learning of adults in different contexts Examine recent research on learning technology for adult learners Discover how technological innovation can be applied now and how it will continue to shape the future of learning Adult learning is on the rise, and there is no mistaking technology's role; whether they're learning with or about technology, today's adult learners come with unique sets of needs and skills that demand specialized approaches. Traditional pedagogical techniques don't transfer directly, and learning technology requires its own unique approach to development and use. Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning equips practitioners to further adult learning and shape the future of the field, while providing a rich perspective for classroom inquiry and research.
Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries

Author: Prudence W. Dalrymple

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110362640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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The capacity to understand and communicate health information is a major international health concern. Sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Section of International Federation of Library Associations, this book highlights the contribution that librarians are making to improving health literacy and enabling citizens to be active participants in the management of their own health. Knowledge is power and the World Health Organization recognizes that health literacy, involving effective access to and understanding of health information, is essential to health and well-being in society by empowering and enabling citizens to participate in their own healthcare. The book presents inspiring studies from an international group of authors showing how libraries and librarians are partnering with diverse sectors of society including universities, hospitals, public health clinics, community-based organisations, voluntary bodies and government agencies, to help citizens understand and manage their health. It provides guidance by example to suggest how libraries can help citizens participate in their healthcare and their communities by collaborating with others to increase health literacy in society.
Facilitating Adult and Organizational Learning Through Andragogy: A History, Philosophy, and Major Themes

Author: Henschke, John Arthur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799839385

Category: Education

Page: 385

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Andragogy may be defined as a scientific discipline for study of the research, theory, processes, technology, practice, and anything else of value and benefit including learning, teaching, instructing, guiding, leading, and modeling/exemplifying a way of life that would help to facilitate and bring adults to their full degree of humaneness. Andragogy is one part of the broader international field of adult education, human resource development, and lifelong learning, thus serving the advancement and connection needs of adult learners, organizational development, and lifelong learning in areas such as higher education, business, military, corporate training, healthcare, executive leadership, courtroom practice, religious life, and human resource development. Facilitating Adult and Organizational Learning Through Andragogy: A History, Philosophy, and Major Themes investigates the history, philosophy, and major themes of andragogy and how they may contribute to helping practitioners to design and facilitate adult and organizational learning. The book presents more than 500 documents that are examined through two different lenses. The first lens is the history and philosophy (or a chronological approach) of andragogy while the second lens takes a look at the major themes as categories of what the documents express. While encompassing the background, uses, and future of andragogy, this book is ideally intended for teachers, administrators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students.