Abstract

Research in adult literacy has often focused on what occurs outside of the classroom. Excellent research has been done exploring the lives of learners, their motivations to attend, and how they apply new learning. However, studies focusing on the actual process of learning in the classroom have been considered the domain of content specialists in reading and math, who pay little attention to the social context of the classroom or to the social-psychological realities of learning for marginalized adults.

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The Role of Cognitive Engagement in Adult Literacy Learning

Research in adult literacy has often focused on what occurs outside of the classroom. Excellent research has been done exploring the lives of learners, their motivations to attend, and how they apply new learning. However, studies focusing on the actual process of learning in the classroom have been considered the domain of content specialists in reading and math, who pay little attention to the social context of the classroom or to the social-psychological realities of learning for marginalized adults.