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Diversity and Literacy


Welcome to the LINCS Diversity and Literacy Group.

The group is a community of practice for adult literacy education practitioners, advocates, researchers, learners, policy makers, and all other persons who are interested in exploring the linkages between diversity and literacy.

Topics include:

  • Assumptions about race and poverty often made in adult education programs
  • Connections among literacy, race, poverty and public policy
  • Dynamics within and among diverse groups and the misunderstandings that can occur in the teaching and learning process
  • Domestic violence and its intersection with poverty, race, and literacy
  • Sexual and gender orientation issues and how they impact learners and teachers
  • Religious differences and adult literacy classrooms
  • Disabilities issues in the context of diversity and literacy

Become more informed, get involved, and be inspired! Share your knowledge with the Diversity and Literacy Group and help advance our field of practice.

Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
Discussion : Is there a culture of poverty? 1 May 19, 2018
Discussion : online summer courses on literacy at Penn State May 1, 2018
Discussion : Discrimination in the classroom 15 Apr 2, 2018
Discussion : COABE 2018 13 Mar 29, 2018
Bulletin : Webinar Annoucement: Breadth of Immigrant Professional Integration in One Map Mar 27, 2018
Bulletin : WEBINAR 3.28.18 - Lowering the Cost of Course Materials with Free and Open Educational Resources Mar 26, 2018
Bulletin : Free webinar about teaching from diverse student voices 4 Mar 25, 2018
Discussion : New Topic: What can we learn about adult basic skills from other countries? 23 Mar 20, 2018
Bulletin : International Council for Adult Education’s Virtual Seminar Mar 5, 2018
Discussion : Adds New Features to Help Literacy Teachers, Students 2 Feb 14, 2018
Discussion : New Reader for those who live on Skid Row in Los Angeles 2 Feb 11, 2018
Discussion : Media Literacy for 2018: Four Moves and a Habit 1 Feb 1, 2018
Bulletin : Job Posting: Native American Support Center Director Jan 18, 2018
Discussion : "Walking in Solidarity" Dec 20, 2017
Discussion : 4 ways to foster civic engagement in any class Dec 19, 2017
Bulletin : How to be an effective ally to adult students 3 Dec 17, 2017
Discussion : Building a Community of Learning Navigators in a Public Library 1 Dec 15, 2017
Discussion : NPREd on Combating "Teacher Disillusionment" Nov 23, 2017
Bulletin : International Education Week Resource: U.S. Diplomacy Center's Diplomacy Simulations Program Nov 14, 2017
Bulletin : New Resource for Foreign Educated Nurses: Career Pathways in Nursing Nov 9, 2017
Discussion : White Teachers Need to See Color Nov 1, 2017
Discussion : Workforce GPS: Using Storytelling to Share Your Program Successes 2 Oct 26, 2017
Discussion : Is Banning Literature a Step Toward Equity in Education? Or a Step Backward? Oct 18, 2017
Discussion : Should the United States have Mandatory Adult Education? 24 Sep 19, 2017
Discussion : A student talks about changing careers 3 Sep 8, 2017