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ERIC Number: EJ919909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Could One Become Literate in Literacy Courses?
Yildiz, Ahmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n1 p415-421 Win 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the literacy skill level of the adults who participated in the basic level literacy programs when they complete the program and to investigate the relation of the determined level of literacy skill with socio-economic features of adults. Research is a descriptive study using mixed-method design. Study is conducted in four different cities (i.e., Sanliurfa, Ankara, Istanbul, Diyarbakir). As a result of the study, 85% of course participants cannot reach desired reading level. Moreover, while it is expected that course participants read 90-100 words in two minutes, it is seen that only 13.4% of them reached this level. The rate of writing sufficiency is only 26.4%. As a whole, the literacy skill level of younger adults is higher. The achievement of participants who are working in an income generating job about reading and writing skills is higher than the others. Adults who have attended primary education were also more successful than the others. Another differential feature of successful adults is that they are more linked with the urban life. Having more literate adults around them and the usage of written communication could be effective for the development of their literacy levels. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey