Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom

Corrie Rhyasen Erdman, Community Learning Network

0 1 31 December 1969

This is a guide to using and creating authentic materials for adult literacy learners. The practices shared come out of a 5-year research study by the National Centre for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) called 'The Literacy Practices of Adult Learners Study'. 

By providing illustrative examples from real classrooms as well as feedback from the teachers in those classrooms, we bring to life the processes that teachers have gone through to modify their classroom practice to be more learner-contextualized. We share the steps these teachers went through  to create contextualized learning environments for their students, what has worked especially well for them, and what has not worked as well or at all. We share the struggles as well as the successes.

Published in 2003


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