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Improving the Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills of English Language Learners With Content Integrated Language Instruction for Adults
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 03, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

The authors of today’s featured research article developed a program called Content Integrated Language Instruction for Adults (CILIA). This curriculum builds both comprehension and vocabulary by introducing words that are critical to understanding the content.  


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Examining the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs on the Structure of Social Networks: A Study of Low-Income Somali Refugee Workers
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 24, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the most recent issue of our research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, Angela U. Nwude and Anna Zajicek, of the University of Arkansas wrote the article “Examining the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs on the Structure of Social Networks: A Study of Low-Income Somali Refugee Workers.” In it, they look at how workplace literacy programs allowed Somali refugees to build stronger ties with co-workers, positively impacting their social networks.  


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A Portrait of the Adult Learner: Pluralistic Interpretations of Literacy Learning Outcomes Over the Years
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 17, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

Today, we are calling attention to “A Portrait of the Adult Learner: Pluralistic Interpretations of Literacy Learning Outcomes Over the Years,” written by Maurice Taylor and David Trumpower, of the University of Ottawa. This research article is published in our journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. 


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Why is ProLiteracy’s Annual Statistical Report on adult literacy programs so important?
Posted by Michelle Smith on January 25, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Every year ProLiteracy asks our member service providers to report a wide range of data based on their most recent financial year. And every year our programs come through by submitting hundreds of completed surveys filled with treasure troves of data that we compile into our Annual Statistical Report. 


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From the CEO’s Desk: An Interview with Paul Jurmo
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 21, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO DeskcategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy CEO and President Kevin Morgan and Paul Jurmo, Ed.D., met recently over Zoom to discuss Jurmo’s research article “Ten Actions to Build an Adult Basic Skills Development System That Is More Inclusive, Relevant, Efficient, and Sustained,” which is featured in Volume 2, Issue 2 of ProLiteracy’s research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. 


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