COVID-19 and its Impact on Adult Literacy Programs

ProLiteracy recently surveyed its member programs and New Readers Press customers to gauge how local literacy programs and their students are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our survey was open from May 11, 2020 through June 1, 2020, and it yielded 392 responses. Key findings from the survey are highlighted.

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A Lifelong and Life-Wide Framework for Adult Literacy Education

ProLiteracy is excited to highlight “A Lifelong and Life-Wide Framework for Adult Literacy Education,” by Stephen Reder of Portland State University.

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ProLiteracy’s Research Journal: An Open Discussion

ProLiteracy has highlighted a series of important articles from Volume 1, Issue 2 of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy to provide resources for Adult Basic Education instructors.  

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Dr. Robert “Bob” Laubach’s Vision for Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 14, 2020 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

The late Dr. Robert S. Laubach (Dr. Bob) contributed over 80 years to adult literacy. His passion for journalism and adult literacy created opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adult learners around the world.

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Parents Struggle to Help Teach Their Children From Home
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 07, 2020 in categoryStories from the Field

In the midst of the COVID-19 shutdowns, schools have taken to digital learning to continue educating from a distance. Will children with low literate parents be at a disadvantage to the rest?


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