[AAACE-NLA] Re: Scope of adult education activism
cfranc2 at ilstu.edu
Tue Jul 27 15:46:06 EDT 2004
What did Illinois report and who offered the report. I live in Illinois
and have been an adult educator for more than twenty-five years. I would
like to know the Illinois response to your questions.
At 01:31 PM 7/27/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Roberta and others,
>I am beginning to hear from people now in other states.
>The task I have asked people to do is simple.
>1. Here's the main question:
>How did adult literacy/basic education/ESOL do for FY05 in your state's
>Better than last year? Worse? Or the same?
>If you have been doing advocacy together as a coalition, you already know
>the answer to this question. If you don't know the answer, you can find
>out by asking someone from the advocacy committee of your state adult
>education professional development organization. If you need a list of
>these contacts, go to:
>Colleague, if you don't know the answer to this most basic of advocacy
>questions, and don't care to find out, perhaps you are not an adult
>literacy advocate yet. Perhaps you are one of those people who only like
>to read or talk about advocacy, not do it. Or perhaps there is no
>advocacy for adult literacy taking place in your state. In any case, you
>need to know the answer to this question this year and every year you call
>yourself an advocate for adult literacy education.
>2. In addition to answering the main question, I hope someone(s) from your
>state will describe what advocacy strategies you used last year and how
>3. if you can, describe the climate for next year's advocacy -- does it
>look like you will see level funding, funding cuts, or some opportunities
>for growth? If there are opportunities, what' are they?
>I am not looking for a dissertation, only a paragraph or two. It would be
>best to post to the list, but if you aren't comfortable doing that, and
>you don't mind my summarizing what you send me and including it in a post
>to others who post information, e-mail it to me privately.
>Thanks everyone for your help.
>David J. Rosen
>Adult Literacy Advocate
>djrosen at comcast.net
>On Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at 12:26 PM, Roberta McKnight wrote:
>>Hello David and all,
>>I'm sorry to hear you're meeting with low response to your call for
>>information. It occurs to me that folks may be unsure of how to go about
>>providing an overview of adult literacy education activism in their
>>states - both in terms of assimilating this information and understanding
>>the scope of activities involved.
>>Folks may be unsure of how or in what ways they are participating.
>>Perhaps it would be helpful to provide a survey of some sort to inform
>>both format and scope. This would help folks get there arms around what
>>is possible and helpful.
>>Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of
>>responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be
>>attained. Helen Keller
>>Dear state level adult and family literacy advocate,
>>So far I have only heard from one state, Illinois. Please let us hear
>>from _every_ state where there are adult literacy education
>>activists! This is important. We need to know -- from each other -- how
>>things are going, what opportunities may be arising, what advocacy
>>strategies have been effective, if and how things may be changing.
>>All the best,
>>David J. Rosen
>>Adult Literacy Advocate
>>djrosen at comcast,net
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