This four day Institute will bring together up to 70 people who are involved in adult literacy research in practice. The event builds on previous Canadian consultations about literacy research and will draw from current endeavors to support research in practice in Canada and elsewhere. The gathering will be of interest to new and experienced researchers in the adult literacy field, including literacy teachers, facilitators or program coordinators and university-based and independent researchers.


  • To build on previous research in practice events and extend the research in practice networks, particularly in Atlantic Canada.
  • To provide opportunities for researchers in practice from various settings to engage in dialogue, in order to share and build knowledge about literacy research in practice.
  • To continue to develop concepts / models of literacy research in practice.
  • To provide opportunities for researchers in practice to develop and extend their skills / knowledge of research.
  • To strengthen capacity for qualitative research in adult literacy practice in the country.
  • To link with related research in practice efforts.

For related information, check the following web sites:

Program Partners:
Brother T.I. Murphy Centre
Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tourism Information:
City of St. John's
Newfoundland Tourism


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