Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: September 24-30, 2017

DAILY UPDATES:

Friday, September 29: Resources for adult educators and adult education advocates. Click here to view.

Thursday, September 28: Immigration and English Literacy. Click here to view.

Wednesday, September 27: Adult English Literacy Student Success Stories. A handful of inspirational stories from Adult Ed students. Click here to view.

Tuesday, September 26: Have you heard of PIAAC? (And why I think you should!) by Federico Salas-Isnardi. Click here to view.

Monday, September 25: Adult Education and Literacy Facts. Click here to view.

“Every year, the National Coalition for Literacy requests that Congress recognize one week as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. This year, that week is September 24-30, 2017.” (From: ProLiteracy National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Toolkit 2017)

The goal of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is to raise public awareness about the value of adult education and family literacy, and to leverage resources and increase access to basic education programs for 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills and 26 million individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

During the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Pearson ELT USA re-affirms its dedication to adult education and to adults who are learning English to achieve their educational, career, and life achievement goals.

During the week, we will be promoting adult education on this blog and social media platforms to help raise awareness about the need for adult education and family literacy. Please return to this site every day for interesting facts, articles, resources, and student success stories. You can also follow us on Facebook  and Twitter (@PearsonELTUSA) for updates and information related to Adult Education and family literacy.

Finally, we ask you to promote the value of adult education with your community and your legislators:

  • Tweet about adult education with the handle #AEFLWeek. You can use the social-media-ready posts from the National Coalition for Literacy. Click here to access the site.
  • Contact your legislators to remind them about the importance of adult education. Use this easy tool from the Coalition for Adult Basic Education  to send an email to your legislators.
  • Explore the resources from the National Coalition for Literacy Members and Associates to make this year’s AEFL Week Special