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Learners' engagement in adult literacy education

Series or Serial: NCSALL Reports #28

Publisher: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: March 2006

Distributor: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) / World Education

Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210-1211

Phone: 617-482-9485, ext. 535

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 143 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Educators; Adult Learning; Adult Students; Student Participation; Student Attitudes; Educational Environment; Program Evaluation

Abstract:
The study described in this report focused on how learning context shapes engagement by adult learners. Understanding how and why adult learners engage in literacy instruction, and how learning context shapes engagement helps adult educators positively influence learning progress made by their students, according to the authors. References and a data collection/analysis summary are included.

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