TITLE

Researching Adult Learners' Lives to Understand Engagement and Progression in Learning

AUTHOR(S)
Barton, David
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Literacy & Numeracy Studies;2009, Vol. 16/17 Issue 2/1, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the relationships between adult learners' lives and the literacy, numeracy and language learning in which they are engaged. The paper brings together the results of a set of detailed studies of adult learners' lives, summarising common findings from the studies and providing a set of implications for policy and provision. Finally, the paper outlines a model of the aspects of people's lives that are significant for effective language, literacy and numeracy learning. The four part model covers people's histories, their current identities, their current life circumstances and imagined futures.
ACCESSION #
45586703

 

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