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ERIC Number: EJ761243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
The Importance of Interpersonal Relations in Adult Literacy Programs
Terry, Marion
Educational Research Quarterly, v30 n2 p31-44
In 2002-03, a qualitative case study explored the perspectives of 70 stakeholders connected to two community-based adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. Four themes emerged from within-case and cross-case analyses of the data: program design, human relations, community context, and financial support. Instructor-learner and learner-learner relationships were essential to the theme of human relations. Research participants noted the powerful impact that these relationships had on the nature of the classroom climate and on the results of the learning process. This article therefore focuses on adult literacy learners' relationships with their instructors and peers, as a catalyst for making recommendations for practice in literacy programs and other adult education settings.
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada