What do adult literacy students think being literate is? (2002)

This document is part of a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to look at a variety of questions related to literacy.

The author, a facilitator in a community-based adult literacy program, interviewed a small group of adult learners to explore their motives for joining the program and to see how they defined literacy.

For these adult learners, being literate means speaking, reading, listening, writing and understanding language. As well, literacy means having the knowledge needed to get along in the world.

The author notes that the learners’ inclusion of oral language skills in the definition of literacy points to the need for more emphasis on voice and speech in literacy programs.

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Andrea Pheasey. What do adult literacy students think being literate is? 2002. Web. 27 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/whatdo/whatdo.pdf>
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