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ERIC Number: EJ1060030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Unravelling the Lifelong Learning Process for Canadian Workers and Adult Learners Acquiring Higher Skills
Taylor, Maurice; Trumpower, David; Pavic, Ivana
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v2 n2 p101-113 Sum 2013
This article reports on a mixed methods study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills. Three key themes emerged from the qualitative data: motivations for participation in various forms of learning; seeking out informal learning activities and pedagogical practices in the teaching; and learning interactions of workers and adult learners. Findings from the quantitative analysis also seemed to indicate that workers and adult learners acquiring literacy and essential skills tend to possess both the resources and readiness to continue their lifelong learning in the less formal settings.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Learning Readiness Scale
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