Storytelling in Adult Literacy Programs: Affirming Black Mother Learners’ Identities

Fall 2023


General Adult Education Field

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Author(s): Stephanie Fearon, York University, Faculty of Education, Canada

Adult literacy learners hold multiple and layered identities. Learners’ identities and experiences impact their engagement with education institutions and society at-large. Learners’ lived experiences are also informed by intersecting oppressions. My grandmother and other adult learners recount traumas wrought by racism, gender-based oppression, and economic and political marginalization. For many adult learners, their identities are also a source of pride, joy, and resistance.

ALE Journal – Volume 5, Issue 3

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