Authors: Marion Fear
The project sought to demonstrate the value of informed parental assistance in improving the reading skills and the attitude towards school of primary school children and as an avenue to discover illiterate adults and a means of drawing them into an educational process.
A Report of the Health Literacy in Rural Nova Scotia Research Project
It is well known that people who have trouble reading and writing often have poor health.
This is a report for a project called The Health Literacy in Rural Nova Scotia Research Project. During the project, people from various counties in Nova Scotia were brought together to learn more about how literacy affects health. Most importantly, the project was intended to find out what can be done to break down the barriers to health that low literacy creates.
In 1996 a women's literacy and health project was initiated at an adult learning center in Edmonton. The main purpose of the project was to develop a participatory education program that integrates literacy development with health promotion. The preliminary research reported in these notes focused on women's reasons for participating in the project and on the effects of their participation.