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Main Conference

Type of Proposal

Paper: Empirical

Abstract

This paper draws upon intertextuality to explore how an African American male adult learner uses his religious faith as a resource for persisting in an adult literacy program. The findings indicate that religious faith was not simply a coping mechanism but a resource for redefining learner identity.

Keywords

African-American men, Intertextuality, Learner Identity, Persistence, Spirituality

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Exploring the Relationship between Religious Faith and Persistence Through Intertextuality

This paper draws upon intertextuality to explore how an African American male adult learner uses his religious faith as a resource for persisting in an adult literacy program. The findings indicate that religious faith was not simply a coping mechanism but a resource for redefining learner identity.