Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 (2009)

This presentation outlines a study of some of the non-academic outcomes for adults taking part in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs in the Northwest Territories.

Over the course of two academic years, researchers recorded the stories of learners studying at three Community Learning Centres (CLCs), one based on a campus, one a medium-sized CLC, and the other a small CLC. The majority of the learners were members of the Dene First Nation; about one-quarter of them were Inuvialuk, an Inuit people of the western Arctic; and a small number were Métis.

The researchers recorded the learners’ stories, focusing specifically on such matters as why the learner started the journey; where he started from; things that helped on the journey; obstacles to learning; and successes. The researchers transcribed the stories, then took them back to the learners to review and verify.

Based on what they heard, they concluded that non-academic outcomes are an important aspect of ALBE. Learners gained new hope, and ALBE played a key role in the transformation to hope. They found that there is a two-way relationship between academic and non-academic outcomes, with each supporting the other.

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NWT Literacy Council. Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 2009. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwtlc/outcomes_research/outcomes_research.pdf>
NWT Literacy Council (2009). Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwtlc/outcomes_research/outcomes_research.pdf
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