A Case Study of Adult Deaf Literacy Learners: Literacy Practices through a Socio-cultural Lens

Meagan Roberts
The purpose of the study was to examine a literacy program serving Canadian deaf and hard of hearing adults, through a socio-cultural perspective of learning. A provincially-funded literacy program for deaf adults provided an opportunity to understand the dynamics of literacy learning within a richly cultural environment. Theories of situated learning and situated cognition were used to examine learning within six literacy learning settings. The findings of the research study showed evidence of situated learning...
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