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Ade-Ojo, Gordon O.; Yacoub, Raed – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article provides an argument for the recognition of complementary alternative literacy learning spaces (CALLS) as a strategy for operationalising the notion of multi-literacies in classroom practice. The paper draws empirical evidence from a small-case project to support the claim that scratch, functioning as a CALLS is a viable tool for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hanemann, Ulrike – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article examines perceptions of indigenous women of the "Bilingual Indigenous Education Model for Life and Work" (MIB) programme which the Mexican Government initiated a decade ago as an alternative route for indigenous youth and adults into basic education. Programme objectives include the promotion of equal access to quality basic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Females
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Singh, Amina; Sherchan, Dipti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
The concepts of adult literacy and adult education have been predominantly framed by the discourse of development in Nepal whereby literacy programmes are designed to combat illiteracy with the purpose of promoting the socio-economic and human development in the country. In this effort, certain groups of women and ethnic minorities have been…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy
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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Adult literacy provision began in Australia during a radical education era in the 1970s, and yet in recent decades, social class as a construct has been largely absent in the academic literature on adult literacy. We argue however that social class is essential to understanding adult literacy provision and furthermore that working class people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Social Class
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Erguig, Reddad – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The present article offers a discussion of the national literacy campaign in Morocco which has been in effect since 2000. I drew on New Literacy Studies (NLS) to offer insights into the large-scale state-endorsed mosque-based literacy programme as a major channel of adult literacy. The aim is to highlight the geopolitical climate, which has given…
Descriptors: National Programs, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Religious Factors
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Galloway, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
This writing critiques the idea that literacies education can and should empower adult learners. The ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and James Paul Gee are analysed with reference to how power and empowerment are understood and what this means for the concrete practice of adult literacies education by educators and students. My concern is that their…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Adult Students, Student Empowerment
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Sumner, Jennifer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
In the field of adult education, literacy is a contested concept, so it is not surprising that terms like food literacy are also highly debated. While some associate food literacy with individual food shopping and preparation, others look to it as a means to engage with larger issues of global import. Given that food literacy is a fairly new term,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Food, Foreign Countries
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Ackland, Aileen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
This article demonstrates that the presence of radical discourse in an educational field is not necessarily evidence of criticality in practice. Appropriated by policy and practitioners within a web of power relations, radical discourse may come to act on practice in ways which are antithetical to its theoretical origins. To illustrate this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Social Theories, Adult Literacy
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Player, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
In this article I will use an example of current adult education practice, the Glory and Dismay Football Literacies Programme (GDFLP) to appraise the value of critical discourse analysis (CDA) for adult learners, both individually and collectively, and for adult education practitioners with an interest in developing critical literacy skills. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Literacy, Team Sports
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Erguig, Reddard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article offers an ethnographic case study of two Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers' characteristics and their literacy instruction. It draws on the New Literacy Studies tradition and used ethnographic tools (in-depth interviews, classroom observation and the think-aloud protocol) to explore the characteristics of two ABE teachers and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Protocol Analysis, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries
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Oughton, Helen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
The concept of "funds of knowledge" is critically reviewed, tracing a history of the term's changing use since its original conception by Velez-Ibanez and Greenberg in the late 1980s, and discussing its relevance in adult literacy and numeracy classrooms. An attempt is made to locate the concept within wider theoretical frameworks, and in…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Numeracy, Family Characteristics
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St. Clair, Ralf; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
The potential of practitioner-led action research (PLAR) to contribute to professional development in adult literacies work is considered from two perspectives. First, a recent initiative in Scotland is examined to illustrate PLAR implemented as professional development. The structural factors needing to be addressed for PLAR to contribute to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Adult Literacy
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Maruatona, Tonic – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
This article explores how planning the Botswana National Literacy Programme aided the state in maintaining its power and control over the past two decades. Using critical educational theory as the theoretical framework, it demonstrates how the planning of literacy education promotes conventional views of literacy and perpetuates state hegemony. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Status, Instructional Design, Literacy Education
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Beckett, David; Morris, Gayle – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Within the framework of the body as a significant site for learning, case studies of staff in an eldercare facility and of adult learners of English as a second language are used to support the claim of ontological performance (practical embodied actions) as a way to approach adult learning for and at work. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Crowther, Jim; Tett, Lyn; Galloway, Vernon – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Adult literacy education can contribute to the political change process in Scotland by shifting from a narrow functional approach to a more critical one. The critical approach recognizes vernacular literacies and focuses on developing competence in diverse literacies and on identifying the contexts in which they should be used. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Discourse Analysis
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