ERIC Number: EJ1094224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Learning, Literacy and Identity: "I Don't Think I'm a Failure Any More"
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v37 n3 p427-444 2016
The impact of participation in adult literacy programmes on learners' identities is examined through an interrogation of their past and current experiences and the assessment of the effect of particular pedagogies. The findings show how learners' positive experiences in their programmes had caused them to re-evaluate their previous understandings and enabled the construction of new identities as people that are able to learn. These changes had come about through the challenging of negative discourses, the creation of new figured worlds and imagined futures, and the use of a learning curriculum where learners' experiences were utilized as positive resources.
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Identification (Psychology), Student Experience, Adult Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Observation, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)