Building adult literacy research capacity in Ontario

a university/community approach : final report of a consultation process by Daniel Schugurensky

Publisher: Adult Literacy Working Group, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, university of Toronto in Toronto

Written in English
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  • Literacy.,
  • Adult education.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-107)

Statementprepared for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University by Daniel Schugurensky, Darlene Clover and Denise Wilson.
ContributionsClover, Darlene., Wilson, Denise., Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Adult Literacy Working Group.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 107 p.
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20769002M
ISBN 100772726051

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