READING THE WORLD OF WORK: A LEARNER-CENTRED APPROACH TO WORKPLACE LITERACY AND ESL

Ann Kelly

Abstract


As the title of this book suggests, Gallo advocates a learner-centred
approach in framing workplace literacy programs. She claims that such an
approach can change conventional notions of workplace literacy, improve
communication practices throughout enterprises and help adult learners
realise they have acquired much useful information in their lives that can be
built on in their workplace learning. In addition, through further learning
using learner-centred methods, they will be able to ‘transform’ rather than
‘adapt to’ conditions in their workplace.

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