Volunteer tutors: agents of change or reproduction?: an examination of consciousness, ideology, and praxis

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Author: Perry, Judy; Luk, Annie


Volunteer tutors play a significant role in delivering adult literacy programs. It is estimated that up to 60 per cent of all instructors in adult literacy programs in the United States are volunteers (Ziegler, McCallum, & Bell, 2009). However, volunteer tutors' work or experience are rarely the subjects of research. Volunteer tutors' contributions to adult literacy are significant because they have personal relationships with learners while being expected to deliver ministry guidelines. In this paper, we examine the narratives of three volunteer tutors from a program in Ontario, Canada,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Literacy; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Volunteers; Adult learning; Interview; Social aspects; Perception

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Nova Scotia, Canada: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, 2018

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Journal volume: 30

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2018

Pages: pp. 19-32

ISSN: 1925-993X (online)

Includes abstract in French

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 137.1122

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