Teaching Reading with Adults (2002)

In Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States renewed interest is being given to the teaching of literacy, especially reading, to adults using research-based information. This paper discusses literacy as the mastery of graphics technology.

In writing, the author "extracts" knowledge from the brain and "collects" (stores) it in graphic displays. Then, through the practice of the skill of reading, the collected knowledge is extracted by the reader from the graphic display and reconstructed in the brain. Learners who wish to improve their literacy must learn to recognize, interpret, and produce graphic symbols and devices such as forms, maps, and textbooks.

By considering literacy as competence in working with graphics technology, instructors can help adult learners understand that much of what is encountered in teaching and learning reading results from the fundamental characteristics of graphics displays.

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Thomas G. Sticht. Teaching Reading with Adults 2002. Web. 2 Feb. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/jan02/teach.pdf>
Thomas G. Sticht (2002). Teaching Reading with Adults. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/jan02/teach.pdf
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