Legacy Lives on: Laubach Literacy Primers Digitized in 52 Languages and Counting  
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 21, 2023 in categoryNews

In the coming days, a language spoken somewhere in the world will disappear. It happens roughly every two weeks. Of the estimated 6,000 languages spoken around the world, 43% of them are in danger of dying out, according to the United Nations (U.N.). 

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5 Keys for Effective Professional Development
Posted by ProLiteracy on February 16, 2023 in categoryNewscategoryMember Tips

Teachers and tutors make a difference in what we do. But many adult education and literacy programs, especially small ones, have both limited staff and financial resources to support professional development. So it’s important that what they choose is effective. 

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Why the 5 Factors of News Literacy Matter 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 23, 2023 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips

Have you heard the one about Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin collapsing on the field January 2 and suffering a cardiac arrest because of a COVID-19 vaccine?  Or what about the Vatican disinviting President Joe Biden from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI? Using five simple factors, News Literacy Project’s Rumor Guard proved both claims to be false. 

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SEVOTA Recognized for Building Up Rwandan Women with Literacy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on December 15, 2022 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

In recognition of the tremendous impact SEVOTA has had on the lives of women in Rwanda, ProLiteracy presented Mukasarasi with the Ann C. Michel International Women in Literacy Award at our biennial conference in October 2022. 

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Students or Learners? What to Call the Adults in Your LIteracy Programs 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on November 21, 2022 in categoryNews

ProLiteracy strives to be a voice that represents those we serve. To do so, we are constantly evaluating everything we do, from our courses and professional development to the language we use. In recent years, we’ve noticed various programs raising the question of whether to use the term students or learners to describe the adults they serve.


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