Grace V. Malicky

Learning About Participatory Approaches in Adult Literacy Education (2000)

Six research in practice studies

This document grew out of a research project sponsored by The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, in collaboration with the University of Alberta Faculty of Education. Carried out between 1998 and 2000, the project explored participatory approaches and research in practice.

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2002-12-24

Literacy Learning in a Community-Based Program (1997)

The purpose of this research was to investigate the nature of literacy learning for 5 successful adult learners in a community-based program as well as to identify factors which supported their learning. A qualitative, case study approach was employed. The adults demonstrated both acceptance of and resistance to the dominant discourse on literacy.

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1997-01-01

Perceptions of Adult Literacy Learners About Themselves and Their Lives (1996)

One purpose of the 3-year study reported in this paper was to understand the lives of participants in adult literacy programs in a large urban center in Canada from the perspectives of the program participants themselves. A second purpose involved asking them about perceived changes in them and in their lives as they participated in literacy programs.

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1996-01-01

Perceptions of Literacy and Adult Literacy Programs (1995)

There are numerous definitions of literacy but relatively few data on the views of adult learners in literacy programs regarding literacy and even fewer on the views of adult literacy instructors. This study examined the views of 94 learners and 31 teachers regarding literacy as well as the actual classroom experiences of a subgroup of learners.

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1995-01-01

Participation Patterns in Adult Literacy Programs (1994)

Research generally shows that participation rates are low and dropout rates are high in adult literacy programs. This article discusses a three-year study, conducted in a Canadian context, which examined participation patterns of adults in literacy programs as well as past school experiences and reasons for entering and leaving literacy programs.

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1994-01-01
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