Master of Arts (MA)
This project involved a qualitative study with life history interviews of Black elderly men and women enrolled with a non-profit organization that seeks to provide education to adults. There was both an observational component and interviews; the observations, with the researcher acting as moderate participant observer, began in spring 2014 and continued through spring 2016. The interviews were conducted over the summer of 2014. The purpose of this project was to learn how and why the seven participants have been pursuing literacy for the majority of their lives, and how and why reading is important to them. This project began because of the researcher’s own love of reading and an interest in how so many adults remain illiterate in this day and age.
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Williams, Laura Elizabeth, "Elderly Emergent Readers: A Story to Tell and a Voice to Tell It" (2016). LSU Master's Theses. 852.
Barrera IV, Estanislado