ERIC Number: ED392896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Reflections. Occasional Paper No. 2. Fall 1995.
Literacy Field Research Group, Dundas (Ontario).
This document contains six papers describing program-based research from rural literacy program in Ontario, Canada. Some of the reports describe action research from pilot projects. The papers raise questions about responding to the special challenges of rural needs, such as whether there is an additional expense to providing service of equal quality in rural areas. "The Lambton Learning Lab Project" (Carol Miller, Kevin Churchill) investigates how well a mobile learning lab work can in a rural program. "On Track: Using Tables to Organize and Schedule Data" (Val Hudson) shows how to use tables to improve the planning process. "Rural Literacy and Health Concerns" (Wendy Woodhouse) explains how to identify ways in which literacy needs relate to health concerns. How a literacy program can support job searches for the unemployed is explained in "A Living Library" (Margaret Maynard). "Flying by the Seat of My Pants: A Novice Researcher's Reflections" (Dan Woods) describes what the process of field research feels like the first time. "Recognition for Learning---Life Cycle of a Project" (Andrea Leis) discusses how to develop a system to recognize adult basic learners. The document also contains reviews of two papers: "Initial Assessment Survey Results" (by Bruce Henbest, reviewed by Donna Miniely); and "Learning to Learn: Impacts of the Adult Basic Education Experience on the Lives of Participants" (by Patty Bossort, Bruce Cottingham, and Leslie Gardner, reviewed by Linda Shohet). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Literacy Education, Mobile Educational Services, Pilot Projects, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Rural Areas, Tables (Data)
Coordinator, Literacy Field Research Group, 10 Windmill Pl., Dundas, Ontario L9H 6V9, Canada.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Field Research Group, Dundas (Ontario).