Back to School

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Pamela Osmond


The Back to School of the title refers to post- school or second chance education in America. Mike Rose’s focus is on adult remedial (sic) and occupational education.  However, although he writes about America, it is hard not to read this little book without a constant alternative reading of second chance learning or Technical and Further Education in the Australian context.

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Pamela Osmond, University of Technology Sydney

Pamela Osmond has worked in the field of Adult Basic Education in Australia since the 1970s. She has taught in a range of Adult Basic Education contexts and occupied a number of management roles in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges in the state of New South Wales. She is the author of a wide range of teaching / learning resources, including So You Want to Tech an Adult to Read…? and Literacy Face to Face. Pamela’s present role is as teacher educator at the University of Technology Sydney and at TAFE NSW.