Broadening the conceptualization of literacy in the lives of adults with intellectual disability

Morgan, Michelle F., Cuskelly, Monica and Moni, Karen B. (2011) Broadening the conceptualization of literacy in the lives of adults with intellectual disability. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 36 3-4: 112-120.

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Author Morgan, Michelle F.
Cuskelly, Monica
Moni, Karen B.
Title Broadening the conceptualization of literacy in the lives of adults with intellectual disability
Journal name Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0274-9483
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 3-4
Start page 112
End page 120
Total pages 9
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher TASH
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Current pedagogical approaches recognize literacy as a social practice and yet school-based conceptualizations continue to dominate understandings of literacy learning of individuals with intellectual disability. Such understandings lead to local or everyday literacy practices being devalued and overlooked. Thus, for adults with intellectual disability who might not possess a high level of proficiency in school-based literacy, it is important to develop understandings about their everyday literacy uses for such practices to be recognized as being socially and culturally significant. Approaches to research are needed, which enable collection of rich, detailed information about literacy use by adults with intellectual disability that go beyond standardized scores and rankings and outside of the classroom. This paper presents a view of methodologies that can be used to conduct future research in this area that will broaden the conceptualization of literacy for adults with intellectual disability.
Keyword Literacy
Disability
Adult
Phenomenological
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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