Adult refugee learners with limited literacy: needs and effective responses
Citation:Benseman, J. (2012). Adult refugee learners with limited literacy: needs and effective responses. New Zealand English Language Partners Annual Conference, Conversations about diversity: inclusion in practice. Auckland, May 25-27.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2107
The purpose of this study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior experiences and current contexts affect their educational participation and learning. In addition, the study has sought to identify educational strategies for teaching these learners and provide a teaching resource for other teachers based on the project’s findings. The specific focus of the study was adult refugee learners with low-level language and literacy skills currently enrolled in educational programmes with ELP.