Lives of Change: An Ethnographic Evaluation of Two Learner Centred Literacy Programs (1994)

Results of research that evaluates the effectiveness of the City of
Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program and the Invergarry Adult
Learning Centre program were released at a Press Conference at
Vancouver City Hall on April 11.
Started in 1992 and funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, the
research is important for two reasons. First, if offers an evaluation
of the learner-centred approach. This approach is flexible enough to
respond to the needs of learners from a variety of cultural backgrounds
and ability levels. Both the Invergarry and Vancouver Municipal
Workplace programs draw upon diverse populations for their learners.
Secondly, ethnography gives literacy academics, practitioners and
administrators a practical approach for conducting educational
research. This is important because it presents a more fully developed
picture of how language programs affect learners, teachers and others
who are involved in the program, than does research based on broad
statistical analyses or anecdotal material.

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APA citation
Pat Dyer, Hanna Arlene Fingeret, Allison Tom, Anne Morley and Jane Dawson et al. Lives of Change: An Ethnographic Evaluation of Two Learner Centred Literacy Programs 1994. Web. 6 Feb. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/pat/livesof/livesof.pdf>
Pat Dyer, Hanna Arlene Fingeret, Allison Tom, Anne Morley & Jane Dawson et al (1994). Lives of Change: An Ethnographic Evaluation of Two Learner Centred Literacy Programs. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/pat/livesof/livesof.pdf
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