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Learning To Read In Adulthood


This is an interactive and discussion-based workshop to enlist adult learner insight regarding their reading experiences. This session will be build around a research study by the presenter where 11 learners were interviewed in-depth about the success factors that helped them learn to read as adults.

Findings revealed that four factors had made the difference in most cases:

  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Understanding phonics
  • Having a purpose
  • High expectations by the tutor

This program was recorded at the Southern California Library Literacy Network’s Annual Literacy Conference, March 5, 2011, in Buena Park.

Webcast Recorded:
March 5, 2011
28:00 minutes
Speaker:
Catherine Troka
Volunteer Literacy Tutor
Sacramento Public Library