• Political Science
  • Published 2002

Reframing Adult Literacy: From Either/Or to Both/And.

@inproceedings{Helsing2002ReframingAL,
  title={Reframing Adult Literacy: From Either/Or to Both/And.},
  author={Deborah Helsing and Eleanor Drago-Severson},
  year={2002}
}
Robert Kegan's constructive-development theory of adult growth postulates three different ways of knowing (instrumental, socializing, and self-authoring) and suggests that, although individuals develop differently, individual development can never be separated from culture. The potential of the constructive-development perspective on adult development to provide insight on how people's developmental capacities influence how they understand the concept of literacy in their roles as students was… CONTINUE READING

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