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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Black History Month: A Free Lesson on Frederick Douglass
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 15, 2021 in categoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We want to help you bring Black history into your classroom by sharing a lesson about Frederick Douglass from the New Readers Press supplemental reading series American Lives.  


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As a Young Black Poet Captivates the Nation, Bring Poetry into the Classroom
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 08, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Last night, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history at Super Bowl LV as the first person to perform poetry at the event. Her poem spoke to the moment our country and world are in by honoring the everyday heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s also noteworthy, however, is that Gorman made this accomplishment during Black History Month. With a renewed interest in poetry, and in the context of Black History Month, now is the time to insert poetry into your lessons.

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How Septima Clark Empowered Black Adults to Exercise Their Right to Vote
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 01, 2021

Septima Clark spent 40 years in South Carolina as an educator and advocate for social justice. After losing her teaching contract for refusing to leave the NAACP, she saw the opportunity to teach Black adults reading and writing so they could pass literacy tests to vote.

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A Partner Program in Niger Empowers Women with Literacy, Economic Independence

INiger, 41% of the population lives in extreme povertyand two thirds of them are womenMicro-Credit in Africa, Inc. (MICA, Inc.) is devoted to changing this and empowers women through education that can lift them out of poverty. 


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