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ERIC Number: EJ836265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Exploring the Experiences and Challenges of Adults from War-Affected Backgrounds: New Directions for Literacy Educators
Magro, Karen
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n1 p24-33 Spr 2008
This qualitative research study explores key challenges and literacy needs of adults from war-affected backgrounds. Poverty, stress and anxiety, years of formal education, and lack of English language proficiency were cited by the adult learners as barriers to fulfilling their potential. This study also presents perspectives of teachers who have worked with adults from war-affected countries. The paper presents a literacy-learning framework that acknowledges the linguistic, emotional, social, and cultural needs of learners.
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada