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Jihye Lee, Hallym University

Abstract

This study examines the meaning of ‘being literate’ along with focusing on the relationship with formal education in Korea. For the purpose of this study, adult literacy learners wrote 1,673 articles and they were also analyzed. As a result, the demand for having formal education experience limits and influences the motivation, educational process, and meaning of being literate for adult literacy learners in Korea.

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adult literacy, adult literacy learner, Korea, formal education

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The Meaning of ‘Being Literate’ In the Case of Adult Literacy Learners in Korea

This study examines the meaning of ‘being literate’ along with focusing on the relationship with formal education in Korea. For the purpose of this study, adult literacy learners wrote 1,673 articles and they were also analyzed. As a result, the demand for having formal education experience limits and influences the motivation, educational process, and meaning of being literate for adult literacy learners in Korea.