Practice makes perfect: Practice engagement theory and the development of adult literacy and numeracy proficiency

  title={Practice makes perfect: Practice engagement theory and the development of adult literacy and numeracy proficiency},
  author={Stephen Reder and Britta Gauly and Clemens M. Lechner},
  journal={International Review of Education},
Practice engagement theory (PET) posits that individuals’ literacy proficiencies develop as a by-product of their engagement in everyday reading and writing practices and, reciprocally, that literacy proficiencies affect levels of engagement in reading and writing practices. This suggests that literacy training which increases engagement in meaningful practices might generate proficiency growth. Research has shown that this approach does indeed seem to be effective in improving (adult) learners… 

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