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Literacy Landmarks: Seven Historical Programs that Helped Shape (and Marginalize) the Adult Literacy Field - LRDG Seminar

Date: 12 May 2009 Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Allan Quigley, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

The field of adult literacy has far more history than memory. Despite almost two hundred years of organized adult schools, programs, campaigns, and social movements, the rich history of the literacy field is still largely undocumented in the English-speaking world. As a result, little is known about past successes and failures in the adult literacy movement. Beginning with the Bristol Schools of 1812, the talk will take us on a tour of literacy landmarks found in South Carolina, Kentucky, Chicago, the frontiers of Canada, the villages of Atlantic Canada, and continents from South America to Africa. Finally we will discuss what can be learned for 21st century policy and practice from these seven significant literacy landmarks.

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Literacies, Literacy


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