Author(s): Stephanie Fearon, York University, Faculty of Education, Canada
Adult literacy learners hold multiple and layered identities. Learners’ identities and experiences impact their engagement with education institutions and society at-large. Learners’ lived experiences are also informed by intersecting oppressions. My grandmother and other adult learners recount traumas wrought by racism, gender-based oppression, and economic and political marginalization. For many adult learners, their identities are also a source of pride, joy, and resistance.
ALE Journal – Volume 5, Issue 3