Register to take ENGL 386 Adult Literacy Tutoring: Theory and Practice this Spring semester, and satisfy an AH requirement, too!
In this course, students will discuss theories of language and literacy acquisition pertaining to adult learners. They will then apply these theories in actual tutoring experiences. In addition, students will read and respond in writing to contemporary research concerning the social, political, and economic causes of illiteracy as well as suggested ways to ameliorate illiteracy on the social and individual levels. Authors whose work students may read include Paulo Freire, John Dewey, W.E.B. DuBois, Mike Rose, Glenda Hull, and Denny Taylor.
Service-Learning Component: This is a Service-Learning course and requires that students spend four hours per week serving as tutors to adult literacy learners in a Baltimore City community center. Students will be eligible to receive a transcript notation that recognizes this participation in university-sanctioned community service.
Note: This course is also listed as EDUC 386. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; Shriver Center permission required for course. Cross-listed with ENGL 692. (AH).
To sign-up for the course, contact Clare Greene at The Shriver Center: email@example.com.