This book centralizes the narratives of adult English language learners, teachers, and trainee teachers in the development of a humanistic language pedagogy; their strengths, concerns, and stories inform this practical guide to adult literacy development and English language-culture learning and teaching. The author sets the need to educate the whole person, and to focus on the adult learner's strengths and assets, against a background of rigorous research and practical experience. This book combines evidence-based pedagogy with a passionate belief in the centrality of the learner and the importance of education and will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching and training related to adult English language learners.
About the Author
Clarena Larrotta is Professor for the Adult, Professional, and Community Education MA and PhD Programs at Texas State University, USA. She has taught ESL, EFL, and bilingual education in Colombia and the United States and has extensive experience in both teacher education and adult education. She uses Freirean pedagogy, participatory approaches, and engaged scholarship in research focusing on adult learning, English language-culture learning, family literacy, and adult literacy development.