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Authentic Contexts

Resources for Teachers/Tutors


Research has shown that the use of authentic materials in class supports an increase and change in learners' literacy practices outside of the classroom. If you would like to explore the research on literacy practices of adult learners and its implications for instruction and program practices, select one of the following topics.

Each self-study has three steps:

Step 1: Read the related research.
Step 2: Reflect on this research and your practice.
Step 3: Focus on an aspect of your practice.

If you wish to devote several sessions to the exploration of research on reading and its implications for your practice, consider organizing a study circle or seminar with other practitioners in your program or region. Click on this link for study circle and seminar guides.

Background Resources

Updated 7/27/07 :: Copyright © 2005 NCSALL