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Participatory Literacy Education (1995)

A Complex Phenomenon

This essay focuses on the dilemmas of how to encourage learners to take "active control" of their adult education programs. In particular, the author discusses how he has tried to establish an environment satisfies a wide range of literacy needs, interests and aspirations at the Bob Steele Reading Centre.

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2000-08-31

Native Learners Perceptions of Educational Climate in a Native Employment Preparation Program (1998)

This study explores what Native adult learners consider to be the best educational climate for a Native Employment Preparation Program. Research questions related to learner milieu, dimensions of the cultural, social, and instructional environments, and learner outcomes.

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1998-01-01

Perceptions of Adult Literacy Learners About Themselves and Their Lives (1996)

One purpose of the 3-year study reported in this paper was to understand the lives of participants in adult literacy programs in a large urban center in Canada from the perspectives of the program participants themselves. A second purpose involved asking them about perceived changes in them and in their lives as they participated in literacy programs.

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1996-01-01

Perceptions of Literacy and Adult Literacy Programs (1995)

There are numerous definitions of literacy but relatively few data on the views of adult learners in literacy programs regarding literacy and even fewer on the views of adult literacy instructors. This study examined the views of 94 learners and 31 teachers regarding literacy as well as the actual classroom experiences of a subgroup of learners.

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1995-01-01
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