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A Pragmatic Look at Hard-to-Serve and Ill-Served
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 31, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the Forum section of the current issue of ProLiteracy’s research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, Jeff Zacharakis takes a pragmatic look at Erik Jacobson’s article “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones.” 


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Response to There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 24, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

Last week, we featured Erik Jacobson’s article “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones.” In response to Jacobson, Joni Schwartz, of the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, states that she agrees overall with Jacobson’s assessment.  


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Two Sisters Celebrate Passing U.S. Citizenship Test on the Same Day
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 19, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

In Madison, Wisconsin, there are two sisters from Tibet who wanted to become American citizens. 


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There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 17, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones,” author Erik Jacobson of Montclair State University examines the idea of students being labeled as hard to serve. He questions why certain barriers, like being an ex-offender, being foreign born, or having a disability classify a student as being harder to reach compared to any other learner.  


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Entre más aprende, más empoderada se siente

Cuando Efigenia, mujer de 64 años oriunda de San Juan, México, tuvo la oportunidad de terminar su educación secundaria, también obtuvo una nueva perspectiva sobre lo que es posible para una mujer: cualquier cosa.

In San Juan, Mexico, when 64-year-old Efigenia was given the opportunity to finish her middle school education she also gained a new perspective on what is possible as a woman—anything. 


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