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ERIC Number: EJ778814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
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Development and Evaluation of an Adult Literacy Program in Turkey
Durgunoglu, A. Y.; Oney, B.; Kuscul, H.
International Journal of Educational Development, v23 n1 p17-36 Jan 2003
In this paper, we discuss the Functional Adult Literacy Program (FALP) that we have developed in Turkey. FALP, which is taught by volunteer instructors, focuses on individuals who have had very little or no schooling. The two evaluation studies of the first three cohorts of the program indicate that FALP is significantly more effective than the existing programs in developing word recognition and reading comprehension. However, the longevity of the gains depended on the initial levels of the participants and the extent of literacy use after the course was over. On the basis of the evaluation data and our observations, we discuss the implications for adult literacy programs in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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