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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 : Launches Comic Starters ESOL/Writing Features Sep 15, 2019
Discussion : Working with Single Mothers 4 Aug 3, 2019
Discussion : Our role as adult educators during the immigration 'crisis' 10 Jul 29, 2019
Discussion : Career Advancement - Smartphone/WhatsApp ESL study groups 2 Jul 10, 2019
Discussion : New Can-Do Guides from Open Door Collective May 29, 2019
Discussion : Preparing for the 2020 Census May 27, 2019
Bulletin : Practitioner Webinar: Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S. May 7, 2019
Discussion : ESOL Distance Learning / Family Literacy - using smartpones and WhatsApp 2 May 1, 2019
Bulletin : New Resource: Career Pathways in Engineering: Using Your Foreign Education in the United States Apr 4, 2019
Discussion : Read, Write, and More about Human Rights 1 Feb 11, 2019
Discussion : Technology and Family Literacy 7 Feb 7, 2019
Bulletin : Interested in becoming a LINCS reviewer? Jan 30, 2019
Discussion : Building a Teacher Pipeline - Friday webinar Jan 8, 2019
Discussion : What are you reading? 3 Dec 14, 2018
Bulletin : New Report: Reducing Teacher Shortages in the U.S. Dec 3, 2018
Discussion : scholarship for Ph.D. Program in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education at Penn State Nov 26, 2018
Discussion : WorkforceGPS: Healthcare and Green Energy in Native Communities Nov 1, 2018
Bulletin : Webinar Announcement: Can Immigrant Professionals Help Reduce Teaching Shortages in the U.S.? Oct 24, 2018
Discussion : Struggling Readers/Phonics - Graded Readers 38 Oct 9, 2018
Discussion : National Study reveals most important factor(s) in whether or not children in America will rise out of poverty 2 Oct 4, 2018
Discussion : Launches Greeting Cards Feature 1 Oct 3, 2018
Discussion : Can We Use the Opportunity Atlas to Better Understand Adult Learners? Oct 3, 2018
Discussion : scholarships for Penn State's online family literacy certificate 2 Aug 14, 2018
Discussion : Indian Percussionist Plays the Fibonacci Sequence Aug 13, 2018

Most Active

The most active items from the past 15 days.