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Tutor Tip of the Month: Talking Literacy

Do you hear and see a lot of literacy jargon and wonder what it really means? What are "basic skills," after all, and how can a person be "biliterate"?

Our friends at Western Pacific LINCS have come to the rescue with an extensive online glossary.

Here is a sample:

outcome-based education
an educational program that relies on performance assessment to determine its effectiveness.

reading to learn
the use of reading skills to acquire knowledge, broaden understandings, and develop appreciations

And, just for your reference, many tutors are working with learners on their way to biliteracy, that is, being literate in two languages.


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