This is an ideal resource for adult educators who want to deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge about reading assessment and instruction. The author situates "balance" not only within the context of methodology, but also within the broader context of reading the word and the world. The intended audience for this book is adult basic education and ESL instructors, trainers, reading specialists, administrators, literacy coordinators, and graduate students.
"A must-read, must-buy, and must-use reference for adult and family literacy professionals!"
—Marg Rose, Executive Director, Literacy Partners of Manitoba
"Teachers new to and experienced in teaching reading to adults will find much here to assist them in planning, observing, and evaluating readers at all levels. The author situates her work in teaching reading within a participatory framework, acknowledging the importance of context both within and beyond the classroom. A valuable contribution to the field."
—Janet Isserlis, Project Director, Literacy Resources/Rhode Island