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Understanding Literate Citizenship: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Adult Literacy and Political Efficacy-Related Information Sources

Sun, April 11, 2:30 to 4:00pm EDT (2:30 to 4:00pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Adult Literacy and Adult Education Business Meeting


Aligned with the 2021 AERA conference theme, which asks us as citizen-scholars to use educational research to address complex social and educational problems, the objective of this study is to provide the first nationally-representative, empirical evidence on the relationships among literacy, literacy skill use, and these information-seeking behaviors among U.S. Ultimately, we seek to understand the relationships that exist between adults’ literacy proficiency and the information they access as part of their political participation.