Traditionalism versus functionality in adult literacy education
- Professionalizing adult literacy: Would a credential help? Perin, Dolores // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;May99, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p610
Considers the meaning of professionalization for adult literacy education and explores whether a credential might lead to improved instructional quality. Challenge of adult literacy instruction; Definition of professionalization; Value of professionalization.
- ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION ON THE CANADIAN FRONTIER. Walter, Pierre // Adult Basic Education;Spring2003, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p3
Frontier College, with over a century of experience in literacy education, is among Canada's most important initiatives in adult education. Founded in 1899 by Presbyterian minister Alfred Fitzpatrick, in the first 20 years of its existence, "laborer-teachers"inthe college focused on bringing...
- Collaboration for adult literacy in Botswana. Nyirenda, Juma E. // Convergence;1997, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p50
Examines the adult literacy program in Botswana in an effort to discover untapped collaboration. Strategies for collaboration and partnerships; Potential for Botswana's adult literacy program to collaborate with organizations, government departments and other collaborating partners; Recognition...
- BASIC SKILLS--25 YEARS ON. Wells, Alan // Adults Learning;Jun2001, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p9
Reflects on his involvement in teaching adults basic skills since 1975. Reason for the hesitation of adults to improve their skills; Predicted future challenge of educating adults; Suggestion regarding improving the effectiveness of adult education.
- Participating, Learning, Changing: Literacy Research in Practice in Alberta. Norton, Mary // Adult Learning;Spring2000, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p12
Focuses on the Participatory Approaches in Adult Literacy Education/Research in Practice (PAALE/RiP) project in Alberta, Canada. Creation of the PAALE/RiP project in 1998; Challenges faced by facilitators and learners involved in the project; Benefits derived from the project.
- Student goals and public outcomes: The contribution of adult literacy education to the public good. Demetrion, George // Adult Basic Education;Fall97, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p145
Examines the relationship between student goals in adult literacy programs and policy mandates calling for important public outcomes typically related to the normative values of workplace and family literacy. View of literacy as an intervening variable that satisfies personal objectives;...
- A new kind of symmetry: Actor-network theories and the new literacy studies. Clarke, Julia // Studies in the Education of Adults;Oct2002, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p107
Offers an introduction to both actor-network theories and the literacy studies. Lessons for adult education research that might be derived from approaches developed in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge; Concepts and assumptions underpinnings both actor-network theories and the literacy...
- No single measure: The national survey of adult literacy. Wickert, Rosie // APLIS;Sep90, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p133
Describes the background of the first adult literacy survey in Australia. Concepts of literacy; Reading attitudes; Writing attitudes; Writing practices; Potential for libraries and librarians to promote and develop literacy.
- Adult literacy and the Peninsula Regional Library Service. // APLIS;Mar91, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p23
Assesses the adult literacy program conducted by the Peninsula Regional Library Service in Victoria, British Columbia. Description; Market group; Objectives; Resources.