Back to the 3 R’s: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric

By Rob McCormack.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Argues that contemporary understandings and practices of adult literacy and adult basic education need to re-establish a substantial connection with ancient rhetoric as both a political tradition, a culture of language use, and an ensemble of pedagogic strategies and exercises.

International Journal of Learning, Volume 8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 87.071KB).

Dr Rob McCormack

Dr Rob McCormack spent many years working to formulate some coherent theory and practices for Adult Basic Education as a substantive education for 'second chance adults'. Since the mid-90s he has worked at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia with a strong focus on developing academic and civic literacy for Indigenous adult students. His Learning to Learn the Next Step: Helping students read and write academic discourse (Language Australia) was published in 2002.


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