Informal Learning Practices and Media Perceptions of Adults with Low Literacy Skill

Connecting Research With Policy (2004)

This document provides a summary of a research project which investigated adult literacy learning from two perspectives: an insider view of the informal learning practices of adult literacy learners; and the point of view from the mainstream media. Key findings of the research are outlined, accompanied by a possible range of policy implications at the local, provincial, and federal level.

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2004-01-01

Informal Learning Practices of Adults With Limited Literacy Skills (2004)

A Research Summary

This research summary outlines a study done on the informal learning practices of adults with limited literacy skills. The types of learning activities outside of formal and non-formal adult education that Level 1 and Level 2 adults engage in their everyday lives at home, work and the community were examined.

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2004-01-01

Media Analysis Report of Adult Literacy (2004)

This report summarizes work done during a six month period of a two-year National Literacy Secretariat funded research project entitled, “Informal Learning and Media Perceptions of Adults With Low Literacy Skills”.The report sheds light on the question — How does the media portray adult literacy?

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Purposeful Literacies Through Informal Learning (2004)

A Resource for Literacy Practitioners

This resource guide provides information on informal learning. Barriers to the learning process are discussed, as well as how to help adult literacy learners overcome those barriers. The resource talks about adult learners' motivations for learning, their beliefs, and how culture affects learners.

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The Learning Lives of Adults With Low Literacy Skills (2004)

A Close-up Look at 10 Canadians

This report is about ten Canadian people who were categorized as Level 1 and Level 2 adults, according to the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). It talks about the types of informal learning that goes on in their lives and how they practice their literacy skills. Included is an overview of the project, ten stories or narratives about some remarkable adults who have discovered learning in their own way, and annotated bibliography.

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