L. Herod

Online Curriculum Deliberation by Adult Literacy Stakeholders (2005)

A Case Study

This case study explored the process of curriculum deliberation (Schwab, 1973) in
an online forum by two pluralistic teams of stakeholders from the field of adult literacy.

Given that the field of adult literacy is, for the most part, geographically dispersed and resource poor, it has been limited in its ability to work together in areas such as curriculum development.

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2005-12-22

Curriculum Deliberation Online (2003)

Part 3

This is the third of three articles about the author's research into the curriculum deliberation process in an online environment. This article discusses the potential and promise of the deliberative process for the Canadian adult literacy community should the pan-Canadian electronic conferencing system recommended in the report, “First Steps: Towards a Pan-Canadian Literacy Electronic Conferencing System” be put in place.

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2005-07-14

Online Collaboration In Adult Literacy (2003)

Part 2

This is the second of three articles about the author's research into the curriculum deliberation process in an online environment. This article expands on those findings following the author's analysis of the data. More in-depth information is provided about the process including a set of guidelines for educators/researchers who may wish to convene a deliberation activity.

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2005-07-14

Online Collaboration In Adult Literacy (2003)

Part 1

This is the first of three articles about the author's research into the curriculum deliberation process in an online environment. In this article, the process of curriculum deliberation is described and the author also reports on her preliminary findings following the completion of her study.

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2005-07-14

Promoting Reflective Discourse in the Canadian Adult Literacy Community: Asynchronous Discussion Forums (2003)

This article shows how adult educators can learn important strategies from those in different areas of professional practice. The author argues in favour of collaboration among adult education professionals, in this case through asynchronous computermediated communication (CMC).

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2003-04-02

A Curriculum Database for the Canadian Adult Literacy Community (2002)

Preliminary Technical and Educational Considerations

This paper explores the technical and educational considerations involved in having a national level, online curriculum database.

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2003-03-03

Integrating Technology into Canadian Adult Literacy Programs: the Need for a Curriculum Deliberation Process (2000)

For adult literacy practitioners, the issue of whether or not to integrate computers into the curriculum is the subject of some debate, not least because resources are scarce. This paper discusses various factors surrounding this issue and identifies the need for a curriculum deliberation process in the field of adult literacy.

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2000-05-24

Integrating Technology into Canadian Adult Literacy Programs: Curriculum Evaluation Considerations (2000)

The integration of technology, especially computers, into adult literacy teaching is generally considered a good idea, although there are definite concerns. Three such concerns include:
1) philosophical (i.e., the place of technology within literacy teaching and learning);
2) the practical (i.e., the use of very scarce resources--money, time and personnel--to support technology); and,

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2000-05-21
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