Unformatted text preview: Of course, teaching these aptitudes would require, to some extent, teaching to the test. The skills – selection and comprehension of information - are more important than the materials. It is possible that the skills outlined in the NAAL could be assessed with a wide variety of texts. A careful selection of reading aptitudes would actually be inclusive and draw teachers from a variety of subjects into the development of reading abilities. “[E]xpanding the conception of literacy beyond conventional reading and writing is not merely to be inclusive. The more specialized forms of literacy in occupational courses create the same kinds of cognitive demands and pedagogical problems as the teaching of reading and writing” (Grubb, et al, 159-60)....
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- Spring '11
- Educational Psychology, Applied linguistics, Assessment of Adult Literacy