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'Rapid writing...is my cup of tea'. Adult upgrading students' use of writing strategies. (2002)

This study is part of a series, prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta, that investigates questions relating to literacy.

The author, who teaches an English learning strategies course in an urban college, analyzes the classroom journals of six students to determine what writing strategies they use and whether these strategies help them to succeed in their writing assignments.

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Exploring tutors' and students' beliefs about reading and reading strategies. (2002)

This document is part of a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to explore questions relating to literacy.

The author is a coordinator for a rural community-based volunteer tutor adult literacy program that involves about 40 students and 20 tutors a year. The study involved semi-structured interviews with three students and three tutors, along with observations of students as they were reading.

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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.

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Adapting 'Writing to Read' for Adult Literacy Students (2002)

It worked for Bill. Will it work for Carol?

This document is one in a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to investigate a range of questions. Here, the author looks at whether it is possible to adapt the Writing to Read method, which teaches children to write as a precursor to reading, for use with adult literacy students.

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Learning About Participatory Approaches in Adult Literacy Education (2000)

Six research in practice studies

This document grew out of a research project sponsored by The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, in collaboration with the University of Alberta Faculty of Education. Carried out between 1998 and 2000, the project explored participatory approaches and research in practice.

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2002-12-24

From Practice to Theory and Back Again (2002)

Through the Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (RiPAL) Network, eight literacy researchers in practice from across Alberta joined together investigated a range of puzzling questions. They conducted research, using various methods to gather and analyse information.

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2002-01-01

Looking Back, Looking In: Reports from Bearing Blossoms...Sowing Seeds (2001)

A Gathering about Literacy Research in Practice

This book is the result of a "Gathering", Bearing Blossoms…Sowing Seeds about literacy research in practice sponsored by the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta, in partnership with the Centre for Research on Literacy, University of Alberta, and The Learning Centre Literacy Association, Edmonton.

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