Literature review: literacy development for adult migrants
Literacy courses designed for adult migrants have been offered for decades in countries experiencing significant immigration. The recent past has seen an increase in research on the teaching and learning processes that are involved in successful and sustainable literacy development for adult migrants in a non-native language and that therefore should be taken into account in literacy classes; nevertheless, significant research gaps remain. Current practice in literacy development for adult migrants is based largely on assumptions and observations rather than on scholarly findings.
It is against this backdrop that a review of literature on literacy development for adult migrants will be compiled. The review aims to present a synthesis both of scholarly findings and of the features of influential teaching concepts and (further) education materials.