Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2 (2012)

Presented during the RESDAC-CLLN Learning Communities Conference in Ottawa, June 10-12, 2012

This workshop presentation provides an introduction to the concept of learning communities and offers participants some tools for using this approach in their own communities.

Learning communities are defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning. In such communities, lifelong learning is used as an organizing principle and social/cultural goal.

The author traces the learning community from its roots in ancient Greece through to modern examples like the Antigonish Movement in Nova Scotia.

He also discusses identifying and motivating adults who are at literacy levels 1 and 2, a group that might include disadvantaged young people, single parents, recent immigrants, and seniors. Meeting their needs might involve a variety of initiatives, like establishing youth councils; offering support services; or encouraging seniors to use the Internet.

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Ron Faris. Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/resdac/roots/roots.pdf>
Ron Faris (2012). Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/resdac/roots/roots.pdf
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