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Learning and identity in literacy programs

Tett, Lyn and Crowther, Jim (2011) Learning and identity in literacy programs. In: Adult Education Research Conference Proceedings. AERC, Toronto, Canada, pp. 688-694.

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This paper argues that identity is only relatively stable and is created and re-created in interactions between the individual and the social world that they inhabit and that learning is developed through social relationships. Through a study of adult literacy learners, it shows that people are not passive but they are constrained by the socio-cultural structures within which they act. It demonstrates that negative experiences of schooling impact on learning identities but participating in programs where students’ abilities and achievements are recognised by both their peers and tutors is crucial in changing negative views of their competence as learners.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:46


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