The evolution of a functional literacy program, with recommendations for resources and methodology

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dc.contributor.advisor Dockrill, Frederick Joseph
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Bayers, Linda Sylvia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:33Z
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier.other LC5225 R4 B38
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22681
dc.description ix, 158 leaves : charts ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 95-99.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract A program in functional literacy was undertaken in March 1971, at the Literacy Training Center in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, under the auspices of the Adult Vocational Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Education. According to the original design of the program, training was to be multi-media and largely self-directive, the students being guided by a master chart of the many skills involved in reading. The development and implementation of this program, however, revealed that considerable modification of the original assumption was necessary. Through minute analysis of commercial reading systems for the purpose of supplying materials appropriate to the various skills on the master chart, and through the testing of those materials with students, the research team evolved criteria for evaluating resources. Close work with students on a trial-and-error basis provided experience and knowledge leading to a methodology which combined multi-media individual instruction with the more traditional classroom instruction, emphasizing small groups. This study traces the evolution of this program and provides a methodology for adult literacy training and an analysis of commercial reading systems designed to augment that methodology.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LC5225.R4
dc.subject.lcsh Reading (Adult education) -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education -- Nova Scotia
dc.title The evolution of a functional literacy program, with recommendations for resources and methodology
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Education
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Faculty of Education
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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