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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorSavery, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-10T02:30:19Z
dc.date.available2015-03-10T02:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2595
dc.description.abstractStories from adult students with dyslexia are not widely heard in Aotearoa/New Zealand. While working alongside students with dyslexia we have gained access to some powerful stories of struggle and triumph. Our own practices, as a learning development lecturer and a literacy advisor, have been challenged by what we heard and this has prompted us to investigate dyslexia and the discourses that are associated with it in more depth. In order to learn more we interviewed four students about their study journeys , and asked them to identify what lecturers did or could do to make learning easier. Using a narrative analysis approach we identified five clear themes: resilience (these students were studying successfully); the positive impact of identification ; the importance of self-awareness; implementation of compensatory strategies; and, the positive consequences of being open about dyslexia in terms of receiving institutional assista,ce and accessing support in the learning environment, for example, assistive technologies. Recommendations are also made about what lecturers can do to make learning easier for students with dyslexia.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherJournal of Adult Learning Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectdyslexiaen_NZ
dc.subjectresilience compensatory strategiesen_NZ
dc.subjecttertiaryen_NZ
dc.subjectneurodiversityen_NZ
dc.subjectlearning differencesen_NZ
dc.subjectnarrative analysisen_NZ
dc.titleStories of resilience : learning from adult students' experiences of studying with dyslexia in tertiary educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderJournal of Adult Learning Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130312 Special Education and Disabilityen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWilson , M., and Savery, N. (2013). Stories of resilience: Learning from adult students' experiences of studying with dyslexia in tertiary education. Journal of Adult Learning Aotearoa New Zealand. 40(1) : pp. 110-123en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage110en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage123en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume40 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Adult Learning Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms53165en_NZ


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