Volume 6

Participatory Literacy Practices (1996)

Exploring Social Identity and Relations

This article discusses the outcomes of an 8-month study on participatory literacy practices in five adult literacy programs in Alberta, Canada. The findings indicated that identity politics play a pivotal role in how power is distributed in literacy programs.

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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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