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Literacy Coalition
August 13, 2012

Workshops by Dr. Thomas Sticht - International Literacy Expert

Functional Context Education and Workforce Development

September 20, 2012 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Functional Context Education and Workforce Development workshop focuses on professional wisdom and scientific research that supports the educational practice of blending basic skills and English language services with postsecondary education and training. Participants will explore educational approaches such as contextualization, integration, and acceleration to help adult learners achieve upward economic mobility through employment.

This workshop is co-sponsored by CenterState CEO. Learn more at centerstateceo.com.

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The Intergenerational Effects of Adult Education

September 21, 2012 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Intergenerational Effects of Adult Education workshop reviews extensive professional wisdom and scientific research on adult basic education and its effects on children's cognitive, educational, and economic development. The Pew Foundation's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) "focuses public attention on economic mobility—the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next." In line with EMP results, this workshop makes the case for investing greater resources to prepare adult educators for engagement in early parenthood education and family literacy programs as a means of promoting upward mobility across generations.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. Learn more at onliteracy.org.

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About Thomas Sticht
Dr. Thomas Sticht has taught at Harvard University and published more than 170 books and articles on adult literacy. In 1997, the Reading Research Quarterly reported that his research and that of Paulo Freire were the two most influential lines of adult literacy research in the last 30 years. He is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and in 2003 he was awarded UNESCO's Mahatma Gandhi medal for his 25 years of voluntary work on UNESCO's International Literacy Prize Jury.

More Information

For more information, contact Katie Schisa, director of Life Links, at kschisa@proliteracy.org. These workshops are organized through ProLiteracy's Ruth J. Colvin Center for Innovation and Excellence in Adult Literacy with generous support from the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County and CenterState CEO.