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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 : What are you reading? 2 Dec 11, 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
Bulletin : MSI Convening at Richland College, Dallas, Texas - October 19-20, 2018 - REGISTER NOW! Aug 6, 2018
Discussion : Digital assistive and universal design tools for those with reading or writing disabilities 15 Jul 18, 2018
Bulletin : Looking to get paid for your next PD? Consider this... Jul 11, 2018
Bulletin : Calling Community and Public Sector Leaders to Apply for Casey Fellowship 3 Jul 5, 2018
Discussion : final report: Career Pathways Programming for Adult Learners in Chicago, Houston, and Miami Jun 11, 2018
Discussion : Adult learner leaders as speakers (e.g. for K-12 audiences) who give talks about their experience learning to read as an adult 2 Jun 2, 2018
Discussion : Call for Session Proposals: Georgia’s 2018 Adult Education Fall Conference May 30, 2018
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

Most Active

The most active items from the past 15 days.