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ERIC Number: ED508652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Affecting Change in Literacy Practices of Adult Learners. A NCSALL Research Brief
Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Degener, Sophie; Jacobson, Erik; Soler, Marta
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
This study investigated the relationships between: (1) two dimensions of adult literacy instruction; and (2) change in the literacy practices of adult literacy students. The two instructional dimensions investigated were: (1) degree of authenticity of the activities and texts employed in the literacy class; and (2) degree of teacher/student collaboration around activities, texts, assessments, and program governance. The construct of authenticity for this study was defined as those literacy activities and purposes used by people in their lives, excluding those that are structured solely around learning to read and write in school settings. The results of this study demonstrate that research can document instructional outcome in ways that reflect actualized literacy learning in sociocultural contexts.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail: ncsall@worlded.org; Web site: http://www.ncsall.net
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy