"Reder and Bynner—two eminent authorities in the field--provide an indispensable resource for scholars, policymakers, and teachers in adult literacy education. This volume will advance the field well beyond our current understanding, providing crucial insights into the myriad impacts of literacy education on adults’ lives and well-being."
M Cecil Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University
"This book contributes to our understanding of literacy learning in adulthood with the advancement of longitudinal methodologies. Readers interested in longitudinal research can turn to this book as a resource for its thoughtful discussion of the affordances and constraints of longitudinal research and for its extensive bibliographies."—Reading Research Quarterly
About the Author
Stephen Reder is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics. He is author of "Literacy in America", co-editor of "Learning Disabilities, Literacy and Adult Education" and numerous articles and chapters. He serves on boards and advisory groups of numerous public agencies and organizations in the fields of adult literacy, second language acquisition and adult education.
John Bynner is Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences in Education at the London Institute of Education. Until retirement in 2003 he was Director of the Bedford Group for Life Course and Statistical Studies, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and founder Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy & Numeracy.