We’re Beyond LOL: Some Help Understanding Online Lingo
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 01, 2021 in categoryMember Tips

TBH, sometimes even high-level digital literacy skills might not be quite enough to navigate all that’s going on in the online world. ICYMI, acronyms have become embedded in our everyday language.

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Why the Third-Grade Reading Level Matters
Posted by Daniel Davis on May 28, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the adult literacy field, we often cite the statistic that 43 million adults in the U.S. cannot read above a third-grade level. But have you ever wondered why the third-grade level significant? Educators have determined third grade is when students transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn (Weyer & Caseras, 2019).  

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Women See Success Using Arabic Language Reading Instruction

A few years ago, ProLiteracy considered how it could combat the major issue of low literacy in the Arab world. In particular, women in this region of the world have the lowest literacy rates among women anywhere. There’s a number of reasons that 26 percent of women in the Arab world cannot read, including poverty, social and cultural norms that favor men, arranged marriages, and generational illiteracy, all of which could be addressed by teaching women to read and write. 

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White Paper Offers Dialogue on Social Justice and Adult Education


One of the primary purposes of adult education is to give adults the skills and knowledge to become active members of their communities and exercise their democratic rights. 

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A Snapshot of Literacy Worldwide
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 04, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNews

Low literacy is a global crisis. We often hear about the how increasing literacy rates in the U.S. would impact our economy, health care system, and communities, but what impact would improving literacy on a worldwide scale have? 

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