[AAACE-NLA] ProLiteracy Worldwide Advocacy for Adult Literacy
Janet_Isserlis at brown.edu
Tue Nov 16 10:24:10 EST 2004
Lou, Dr. Sticht,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
I hadn't realized that ProLiteracy views itself as a community-based organization and am wondering if someone from ProLiteracy would speak to ProLiteracy's work in gathering input for its report - how it speaks for/about the state of literacy in the US and worldwide, and how it hopes to include the voices of adult learners and practitioners.
Also, what, if any, is its relationship to the National Coalition, what is the Coalition's relationship to other advocacy/information organizations and how does ProLiteracy view our roles, as interested parties in understanding and furthering the work of gaining and maintaining support for adult learning? I'm not trying to go down the "one voice" path - because I do feel that it's important that we (the field, however construed) speak a range of views and listen to one another as we do so. I am, however, curious to know what the current atmosphere is -- how / are broad coalition entities working together, and
what, specifically, are you (Lou, Dr. Sticht) finding in the NCL's Bill that might be of use to us to pursue?
> >However, the report does not provide information about an Omnibus Literacy
> >Bill so it is not clear just what that might include. The National
> >Coalition for Literacy at one time developed an Omnibus Literacy Bill
> >(OLB) proposal which can be found online at
> > http://www.national-coalition-literacy.org/reports/oll_concept_final.pdf
> >Advocates for adult literacy education may wish to read and comment on the
> >OLB and other ideas being advocated by ProLiteracy Worldwide. When the
> >world> '> s largest community-based adult literacy organization makes its
> >recommendations for public policy in the United States known, the field of
> >adult literacy education should be aware of this and respond with
> >questions for and/or support for the Proliteracy Worldwide efforts and
> >offer any additional thoughts for advancing the field that they think
> >might be useful.
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