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Title: An investigation into the relationship between participation in an adult literacy programme and changes in attitude and attainment
Authors: Attard, Nathalie (2004)
Keywords: Adult education -- Malta
Literacy -- Malta
Continuing education
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Attard, N. (2004). An investigation into the relationship between participation in an adult literacy programme and changes in attitude and attainment (Bachelor's Dissertation).
Abstract: This study aimed at investigating the extent to which changes in attitude and attainment occurred after participation in an Adult Literacy for Employment Programme. The research was conducted through once-a-week participant observation sessions of the programme held at a centre. This programme stretched over a six-month period from December 2001 - May 2002. Interviews were carried out with the subjects under study and also with their tutors, coordinators and course director in May. The study also intended to: explore, amongst other things, the factors that promote, hinder or are neutral for effective adult learning; initiate the research journey on adult literacy provision m Malta since knowledge on its benefits is lacking. The findings revealed that: • little progress was observed in reading whilst more was noted in writing; a reduction of spelling mistakes and increased awareness of punctuation marks were evident; • the programme succeeded in changing participants' negative attitude towards literacy; • the programme motivated them to proceed to 'advanced' literacy and computer courses.
Description: M.ED.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/71168
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