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Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 30, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties

Twice a month, we will highlight an excerpt from a research article published in the current issue of the journal. This week, we are featuring the article Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties and the Origins of These Perspectives, by Elaine Chapman and Janet McHardy.

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4 Challenges ESL Learners Face
4 Challenges ESL Learners Face

Immigrants and refugees face a number of challenges while transitioning into their new lives. Their diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds pose obstacles for them to thrive.

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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Adult ESOL Programs

Adult literacy blog by David Rosen and ProLiteracy


Through offering learning circles, adult ESOL programs can help immigrant community members to quickly learn and effectively use free or low-cost apps to improve their English language skills.

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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Public Libraries
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This article is about how, through offering learning circles, libraries can help low-literate and immigrant community members quickly and effectively learn to use free or low-cost apps to improve their basic skills or, for immigrants, to improve their English language skills. At the end is a list of links to articles about learning circles in libraries, and to a study of library learning circles.

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Measuring Trends in Adult Literacy
Posted by Michele Diecuch on March 15, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Every year, ProLiteracy conducts a survey of our 1,000 member organizations in all 50 states to measure local programmatic activities. We ask a number of questions about services provided, student and instructor demographics, instructional methods, and funding sources to measure yearly trends in the field.

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