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9/10/2012

ProLiteracy Hosts Workshops by International Literacy Expert, September 20-21, 2012

International literacy expert Thomas Sticht will be at ProLiteracy’s new headquarters in Syracuse on September 20 and 21 offering workshops related to workplace literacy, career pathways, and family literacy.

The “Functional Context Education and Workforce Development” workshop will take place on September 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop discusses workplace literacy, career pathways, and postsecondary transition and focuses on the professional wisdom and scientific research supporting the educational practice of blending basic skills and English language services with postsecondary education and training. Participants will explore research and development on educational approaches such as contextualization, integration, and acceleration for assisting adult learners to achieve upward economic mobility through employment.  

The registration fee is $15.00 and includes lunch and afternoon refreshments. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. This workshop is co-sponsored by CenterState CEO. Learn more at centerstateceo.com.

The “Intergenerational Effects of Adult Education” workshop will take place on September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop reviews extensive professional wisdom and scientific research on adult basic education and its effects on children's cognitive, educational, and economic development. Consistent with the Pew Foundation's Economic Mobility Project (EMP), which "focuses public attention on economic mobility—the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next," this workshop makes the case for investing greater resources to prepare adult educators for engagement in early parenthood education and family literacy programs as a means of promoting upward mobility across generations.

The registration fee is $15.00 and includes lunch and afternoon refreshments. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. Learn more at onliteracy.org.

About Thomas Sticht Tom Sticht

Dr. Thomas Sticht has taught at Harvard University and published more than 170 books and articles on adult literacy. In 1997, the Reading Research Quarterly reported that his research and that of Paulo Freire were the two most influential lines of adult literacy research in the last 30 years. He is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and in 2003 he was awarded UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi medal for his 25 years of voluntary work on UNESCO’s International Literacy Prize Jury.

More Information

For more information,contact Katie Schisa, director of Life Links, at kschisa@proliteracy.org. These workshops are organized through ProLiteracy’s Ruth J. Colvin Center for Innovation and Excellence in Adult Literacy with generous support from the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County and CenterState CEO.

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