Paula Davies

Accountability in Adult Literacy: Voices from the field (2008)

To understand and describe the state of a field, researchers traditionally carry out a literature review. This approach is widely accepted as a way to summarize what is known in the field. With Connecting the Dots: Improving Accountability in the Adult Literacy Field in Canada the authors knew they needed to do that. But more was needed.

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2009-07-07

See Me: Use of Personal Narrative in the Classroom (2006)

In this research report, the author's argue that the use of students’ personal narratives in the classroom is a valuable teaching strategy because it facilitates the students’ understanding of specific course content, it enhances their engagement with classmates, class activities and course content and, as well, it creates a classroom community.

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2007-12-13

Dancing in the Dark (2003)

How do Adults with Little Formal Education Learn? How do Literacy Practitioners do Collaborative Research?

This is a report of a research project intended to answer two questions, 1) How do adults with little formal education learn?, and; 2) How do literacy practitioners do collaborative research? To both, there is a set of intricate steps that involve others: dancing. In both, there is a lack of formal training, education or certification to permit the dancers to do what they are doing: dark…thus, the title, “Dancing in the Dark”.

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2003-12-17
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