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ERIC Number: EJ1040651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
A Literacy Lesson from an Adult "Burgeoning" Reader
Saal, Leah Katherine; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n2 p135-145 Oct 2014
Young children who are learning to negotiate print experience emerging literacy. For adults who are beginning entrance into the navigation and negotiation of print literacy, the term "burgeoning" is selected as a more accurate portrayal of the nature of literacy extension into adulthood. This phenomenological case study investigates the lived experience of one adult reader as he transitioned into becoming print literate at middle age. Charles, the participant in this study, was able to teach about his experiences and give insights into the world of a novice adult reader to pre-service secondary teachers enrolled in a disciplinary literacy course. An alternative data display of film seeks to mitigate disenfranchisement by allowing the participant to speak directly to his audiences. In examining the participant's lived experiences, a theoretical framework for the adult "burgeoning" reader was established.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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