LR/RI produces a bulletin roughly every two weeks in order to inform area practitioners of news, events, and calls for participation and also as a forum for posing questions, issues and discussion topics. The current bulletin is posted below. To read previous bulletins, go to Bulletin Archives.
October 8, 1999
Notice of upcoming professional development events, meetings, program starting dates, new online resources and employment opportunities. To post information, please contact me at LR/RI or leave a message (863-2839).
Sharing/discussion session for adult educators with an interest in ESOL Tuesday, October 12, 3 PM at the Genesis Center (720 Potters Avenue, Providence). This past summer Deb Venator and Nancy Fritz spent two weeks at an intensive language school in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the process of being students in a language classroom again, they learned many ideas about how NOT to teach a language. They will share their observations and demonstrate some pitfalls to avoid.
accountability: On Thursday, November 4, a number of people who attended Lucille Fandell's workshop, Setting standards for adult learning: Accountability: Where do we start?, will meet to share information about assessment and standards and to see how this work connects to that of the Adult Education Commission's Standards Committee. The meeting is open to all; please join us, particularly as we work towards developing program standards for adult education in Rhode Island.
Nursing Assistant Training Program - American Red Cross Certified, at Travelers Aid of RI. The program is open to participants who: are FIP cash recipients at least 18 years of age, immune to measles, mumps and rubella, test negative for TB, have a minimum 8th grade education performance, and have no previous arrest / criminal record. 8 weeks (5 days/week) of training are offered with books, uniform and state exam fees paid by the program, which also provides case management, DHS paid transportation and child care if eligible, academic tutoring and job placement. For more information, contact Monica Spicer, Case Manager at 521-2255, extension 37 to inquire about available space in the program. Travelers Aid also provides education, job readiness, health care, life skill and case management services. To learn more and/or to schedule a presentation, please contact Sandra Robinson, ext. 56.
CALL FOR ARTICLES -- The Change Agent
Theme: Environmental Justice/Environmental Health Educators and Adult Learners: We are looking for lessons, activities, stories, and student projects about an environmental issue. Some questions to think about: What role should corporations play in protecting the environment? Can one person make a difference? What environmental issues exist in your community? What is the most important environmental issue in your mind? In what ways does the environment affect your health and well-being? How are your buying decisions affected by environmental issues? Please send your writings (on PC disk, if possible) and pictures or drawings to: Marie Horchler, NELRC/World Education, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210 phone: 617-482-9485 fax: 617-482-0617 email: firstname.lastname@example.org All articles must be received by November 1, 1999. All articles will be considered. Final decisions about content are made by The Change Agent Editorial Board. We also welcome referrals to people and programs working on projects related to the theme of this issue.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Providence Public Library Family Writing Center Computer Coordinator Part-time: 4 hours maximum per site morning and evening hours available immediate opening QUALIFICATIONS: demonstrated ability in computer knowledge, with advanced knowledge of MS Word and Works. Experienced in working with adults and children in an educational or tutorial setting; a commitment to literacy and an interest in working with adults or children of diverse economic or cultural backgrounds; bilingual candidates preferred. College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Job Duties: Assisting with Family Reading Program Work with Program Leader to design computer component of individual program, training students in the use of computer, assist students in the writing of 'Our Stories'. Providing Technical Expertise as needed, at each program site. Troubleshoot problems with equipment. Coordinate distribution of software applications at each site. Monitor supplies, reporting needs to Program Leader. Maintain equipment. Additional Hours -- Recruit and train volunteers as assistants, if needed. Meetings Meet with Program Leader initially to coordinate trainings, attend Cycle Evaluation meetings for planning, additional training, and/or evaluation. Reporting Provide Program Leader with monthly report on training activities, contacts made and other duties performed. Provide Program Leader with statistical information: computer sessions, attendance of students, etc. Contact Denise DiMarzio 455-8041 to apply/for information
NEW ON LINE
- Michelle Cortes-Harkins and Louise Cherubini asked, "Does a project-based, multi-sensory 30 hour program, integrated with on-line research as well as field experiences, result in sustained student motivation and commitment as well as mastery of the specifics of our science curriculum?" to guide the development of the science unit curriculum during the 6 week Dorcas Place 1999 summer school session entitled, "Take a Closer Look." Their curriculum process and its stunning results (documented, in small part, with assistance from an LR/RI minigrant) are online on LR/RI's teacher resource page, or go directly to http://members.tripod.com/waterbabies99/main.html
- Three new digests from the National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education examine and describe processes involved in activities with adult English language learners: Improving Adult English Language Learners' Speaking Skills, by MaryAnn Florez, Reading and Adult English Language Learners, by Carol Van Duzer and Using Videos with Adult English Language Learners, by Miriam Burt. To order these digests, contact NCLE at (202) 362-0700, extension 200. They can also be downloaded from the NCLE website at http://www.cal.org/ncle
Learning to be Well conference will be held at the Genesis Center on October 26, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. The conference will focus on action based health/literacy programs as tools for improved health status, and will include workshops and speakers from both community health and literacy programs; continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Isabel Bueno at 781-6110. Funded by the RI Dept. of Health - Office of Minority Health.
Practitioner Survey: LR/RI's practitioner survey is online.Please complete it and send it back via fax (863-3094), mail or email. Your input is critical to the process of evaluating LR/RI's usefulness and future directions. Program directors and others receiving the survey via fax and hard copy are asked to distribute it to your staff, and/or contact LR/RI if you need more copies. If you have questions about the survey, please contact LR/RI. Although the deadline of October 5th has passed, you can still submit surveys through the end of this month.
___________________________________________________________________________ Health and Literacy in Adult Education by Amanda Darling and Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, World Education
When adult students enter a classroom, they bring their lives with them. Their jobs, families, economic situations and health compete with their education for attention. But students' everyday lives can combine with classroom work to support the goals of teachers and learners. Negotiating health is part of every adult learner's life. Health education can be a catalyst for learning and making meaningful changes in studentsÕ own lives and the lives of their family and friends. Additionally, health issues provide important content around which basic skills can be learned and practiced. Health Education and Adult Literacy: Breast and Cervical Cancer (HEAL:BCC) addresses students' personal concerns about health while at the same time helping learners to improve their reading, writing, and presentation skills.
World Education's health and literacy work has developed incrementally over the past few years with feedback from the field. Between 1994 and 1997, the original HEAL project focused on the development of two main components: a training and a resource kit. The training asked teachers to examine their own feelings and thoughts about cancer as well as allowing them to discover the resources in the kit. The kit, which contained a wide variety of resources including books, videos, posters and curricula, was reviewed by health educators, field tested, and revised with input from teachers and their learners.
In September 1997, the current four-year HEAL:BCC project began as a collaboration between among World Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Expanding on the learnings of the HEAL project, HEAL:BCC studies the ways in which teachers can use materials and curricula to teach about breast and cervical cancer in adult learning centers, and to prepare learners to share this information with their families and friends. The pilot of the HEAL:BCC materials and supports began with Adult Learning Centers in Connecticut and Kentucky and will be expanded to Massachusetts and New Hampshire Centers this fall. The knowledge gained from this pilot will be used to revise the HEAL:BCC model to best meet the needs of teachers interested in using health education in their classrooms. When implementation occurs next year, the effectiveness of HEAL:BCC will be evaluated on three levels: institutional change, classroom activity, and learning. Behavioral change -- action for oneself (screening) and action for others (role in helping others take action, including screening) --will also be taken into account. Rhode Island programs interested in being involved in next year's implementation of HEAL:BCC may call Janet Isserlis at 863-2839, for more information.
What HEAL:BCC offers: An orientation for all center staff, teacher training, a center resource box, The HEAL:BCC curriculum, ongoing support and training, linkages with local health care providers materials for learners and final project conference.
- From a teacher involved in HEAL: "Vast amounts of information about breast and cervical cancer are published yearly. Authors now understand that materials have to be adapted for literacy levels and cultural differences. This is a good and helpful change; however, I think there is a big step between getting information and taking action. When dealing with a topic as frightening as cancer, people need to explore their beliefs and fears in a setting where they are comfortable and feel safe to do that. The ABE classroom can be that place, if you as a teacher are open and willing to explore cancer with your students. Cancer is powerful. It can kill, but it can also educate and motivate. It motivated and empowered me in ways I had not imagined." From ItÕs a Beginning by Pat Connors Little, Change Agent, February 1997, page 10.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The National Center for Family Literacy, a private nonprofit organization, is advertising a number of positions. For more information, please go to http://www.famlit.org/training/trainjob.html. Positions include: Accountant, Administrative Assistant II [support Training and Staff Development Division], Project Manager, Education Materials Specialist, and Training Specialists in Adult and Early Childhood Education. NCFL offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - PBS LiteracyLink - Associate Director - Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships project - CONNECT.
- Minimum 6 years professional experience in ESL as a teacher, curriculum developer or instructional designer. Experience in developing and managing projects. Experience with computer-based learning/ instruction and distance education preferred. Bachelors degree in ESL, adult education or related field. Strong relationships with ESL, literacy, and/or adult learning organizations. Excellent communication skills: public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills: attention to detail, creative problem solving, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading ability. Skilled at navigating the Internet , using Web browsers and email. Familiarity with federally funded projects, federal regulations, line-item budgets and contracts. OVERALL JOB OBJECTIVE: Develop and manage LiteracyLink's Project CONNECT which is developing online instruction for adults whose first language is not English; coordinate all aspects of the project with several other partners in this five-year federally funded project. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee the development of all online materials and marketing materials for the project. Coordinate activities with all partners participating in the project. Work closely with partners, outside evaluator, public TV stations, and an Advisory Group, to ensure excellent technical support, online content development, marketing, distribution, customer service and other support services. Attend professional conferences related to ESL, adult education and literacy, and outreach. Provide curriculum, editorial and design feedback for online components. Serve as primary contact for Project CONNECT. Prepare reports, work with staff regarding ESL issues. Perform other duties as assigned. Submit letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: PBS ATTN: Ms. Lanie Odlum 1320 Braddock PlaceAlexandria, VA 22314 [email@example.com] PBS Job Hotline (703)739-5298. PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CONFERENCE on Labor-Management Relations - November 19.Economists Lester Thurow (MIT) and Richard Freeman (Harvard U.) will be keynote speakers at the14th Annual RI Conference on Labor-Management Relations at the RI Convention Center in Providence. The Conference also features a panel discussion on the "Future of Labor-Management Relations" moderated by Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management at MIT and author of several books on labor relations. 10 workshops are also scheduled, including: How Arbitrators Make Decisions, Pay Equity, Balancing Economic Development with Environmental Concerns, New Leaders in RI Education, the RI State Labor Relations Board, New Approaches to Incumbent Worker Training, Americans with Disabilities Act in Light of Recent Supreme CT. Decisions, Secrecy in Public Sector, Collective Bargaining, Should Doctors and Interns Unionize? The Conference is sponsored by 26 organizations, including the US Department of Labor, the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the RI Department of Labor and Training, the RI AFL-CIO, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the RI Bar Association, and many Labor Relations and Management Programs from area colleges, including URI, RI College, Bryant, CCRI, Providence College, and U/Mass Dartmouth. Registration fee is $95, $85 for members of RI IRRA. For information or a conference brochure, call 401-463-9900 or 401-874-2239.
from Thursday Notes, 10/7/99- From the Desk of Ronald S. Pugsley, Director, DAEL Office of Vocational and Adult Education Editor: Sarah Newcomb Production: Rose Tilghman
Appropriations The Senate and the House are expected to complete consideration of their versions of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill sometime in the next week two weeks.
- Ron Pugsley, Director of the Division of Adult Education and Literacy, goes online later this fall to discuss issues and answer questions about the Workforce Investment Act and the National Reporting System for members of the National Literacy Advocacy Electronic List. To subscribe to the NLA list and participate in this discussion send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org saying only "subscribe nla."
- PBS Launches Workplace Series Workplace Essential Skills begins airing on PBS stations around the country this fall (check local listings). Accompanied by online lessons and workbooks, it is designed to help adults with limited literacy find and keep jobs. Study topics include work attitudes and competencies needed for job success. Contact 703/739-5360.
shop for change - at the mall and on-line -- A number of adult education organizations are participating in a fund raising event through Filene's, in connection with its opening at the Providence Place Mall on October 12. Raffle tickets are available for purchase, including special discounts for Filene's opening. While a complete list of participating agencies isn't available, chances are good that if you contact a provider near you, you may be able to support that entity by purchasing a ticket. Meanwhile, on line shopping through ShopFor Change.com enables you to have 5% of every on-line purchase you make donated to a number of organizations supporting social change. The consumer pays no additional charges; ShopForChange makes the donations. Mainstream on-line merchants are connected to the site; to learn more, please visit http://www.shopforchange.com.
VALUE e-list: VALUE has established a valuelearners mailing for email users, hosted by the Western/Pacific Literacy Network, part of the National Institute for Literacy Information and Communication Network System (LINCS). This "e-list" is a way for adult learners who are members of VALUE to communicate with each other. Only adult learners who are members of VALUE can subscribe to this e-list. VALUE is the national organization for adult learners (current or former participants in adult basic skills programs) in the United States. VALUE provides training and other supports to adult learners who want to be more effective leaders in their education programs, communities, and states. This e-list is being managed by members of VALUEÕs Communications Committee. Subscribers are encouraged to communicate about information, ideas, questions, or problems of interest to them. If you are a member of VALUE and need help subscribing, please contact LR/RI. If you're not a member, but would like to become one, contact LR/RI or visit the VALUE website at http://literacynet.org/value.
- LR/RI's list serv does not require membership, and eagerly welcomes additional participants. To join the list, please send your email address to email@example.com. Anyone with an interest in adult learning is encouraged to join.
RI Latino-American Artists Exhibit Works To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month
The work of Rhode Island based Hispanic artists will be exhibited at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts from September 15, 1999 through October 15, 1999, to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit entitled "Raices Culturales del Arte Latinoamericano" (" Cultural Roots of Latin American Art) will open on September 15, with a reception from 5pm - 7pm. Works exhibited will include oil paintings by Francisco Hernandez, from the Dominican Republic, metal sculptures by Jaime Carrera, from Colombia and abstract paintings by Newport artist Mary Gallegos originally from Mexico. Works will also be exhibited by Rhode Island artists from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The exhibit is being organized by Raphael Diaz, a Cuban and co-founder of Sol City Group. Contact: Raphael Diaz e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org other online information: (From: Tomas Alberto Avila)
Latino Happenings During Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Across Rhode Island http://www.mileniolatino.com/heritageri.htm
WGBH Celebrates Hispanic http://www.mileniolatino.com/heritage.htm
Fiesta de Las Americas http://www.mileniolatino.com/fiesta.htm
Latino Unity Festival @ WaterFire http://www.mileniolatino.com/waterfire.htm
Latinos in the New Millenium Conference http://www.mileniolatino.com/conferences/
RILPAC Fundraiser http://www.mileniolatino.com/conferences/rilpac/
RILPAC Web http://www.mileniolatino.com/RILPAC/
ALSO ON LINE
New discussion groups on Alphaplus: Learning, work and gender equity. Six discussions have been started on these topics: A future for women's literacy? impacts of trauma on learning; Technology and women's learning; Supporting women's learning and Older women learning and changing. To register for the discussions please go to http://alphaplus.ca: Follow the steps to register. After you have registered, choose "AlphaCom discussions". Click on "English Public" for a list of all the English-language, public discussions. Choose the title of the discussion you want to join. (These instructions also appear on LR/RI's women and literacy page).
New report: INTERNET USE BY TEACHERS: Conditions of Professional Use and Teacher-Directed Student Use answers questions such as :How often do teachers and students use the Internet, andhow do they use it? How accessible is the Internet to teachers? The full report is posted at: http://www.crito.uci.edu/TLC/findings/Internet-Use/startpage.htm ["Internet Use by Teachers: Conditions of Professional Use & Teacher-Directed Student Use." By Henry Jay Becker. Teaching, Learning, & Computing: 1998 National Survey, Report #1. Center for Research on Information Technology andOrganizations. The University of California, Irvine, The University of Minnesota February 1999]. Although dealing with K-12 issues, the report could be of interest to adult educators hoping to learn more about intergenerational use of technology and also to gain a sense of how our K - 12 colleagues are working to integrate technology into learning.
From October 21 - 23, the Learning Disabilities Association of California will host its annual state conference, in Concord, California at the Concord Hilton. Featured speakers include Glenn Young, Reed Martin, top US special education rights attorney, John Corcoran (author of "The Teacher Who Couldn't Read") and Stanford student Sam Ogami. Full Conference Programs are available by calling (916)486-5580 or at http://www.ldaca.org
- A positive parenting seminar for parents of kids with AD/HD and learning disabilities is among the 20 plus sessions offering information for parents, adults with learning disabilities, educators and other professionals. Adults with learning disabilities and/or ADD can participate in their own Adult Issues Strand facilitated by Jonathan Scott Halverstadt. Special sessions on literacy issues, medical aspects of LD, workshops for educators, parents and professionals and more. The Learning Disabilities Association of California (LDA-CA) is a state organization devoted to defining and finding solutions for a broad spectrum of learning problems. Originally formed by a group of concerned parents, LDA-CA does crucial work on behalf of children and adults with learning disabilities.
SCALE's 10th Anniversary Literacy Summit October 28-31, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) works with college students, faculty, administrators, community leaders, literacy practitioners, and New Readers to help create and support campus-based literacy programs. SCALE celebrates its 10th Anniversary and is holding a Literacy Summit to offer a unique learning opportunity to those working in campus-based literacy programs, through two Literacy Institutes: Youth Literacy/ Mentoring or Adult Literacy.
Presenters for the 5 Summit Strands include:
Advocacy & Social Justice: David Rosen, Adult Literacy Resource Institute, Leslie Haynes, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Working Films, Charlotte NC Diversity: Andy Pates, Peppercorn Press Jane Hugo, Laubach Literacy, Participatory Education Techniques: Archie Willard, VALUE, Motheread, Joye Norris, Global Learning Partners, Hal Beder, Rutgers University Community and Community Partnerships: Mary Morrison, Volunteer Center of Tuscon Participatory Program Management: Ed Chaney, NC Youth for Tomorrow, Mary Siedow, NC Literacy Resource Center. Whether you're a volunteer, AmeriCorps member or program coordinator, the Summit is designed to provide support to enhance professional development and help you make real program improvement. Registered participants will: develop goals and action plans for program growth and change; receive a toolbox of resources related to literacy and social justice; establish networks with other literacy leaders, and receive proactive SCALE technical assistance for 1 year. The Summit is geared for all who are interested in offering leadership to campus-based literacy programs (committed tutors, community partners or program coordinators). We encourage you to come with colleagues and form working groups to maximize the potential of the visioning and action planning sessions for your program. While working groups are ideal, we welcome individual participants representing their campus- or community-based literacy programs.
For information, please: call (919) 962-1542, e-mail us at email@example.com, or at http://www.unc.edu/depts/scale Please note: website lists conference hotel options; you can secure a discounted room rate if you make reservations soon - David Falk Campus Support Coordinator/Regional Mobilizer (SCALE) firstname.lastname@example.org
Literacy Volunteers of America annual conference, Nashville, TN November 10-13, 1999.Information available online at http://www.literacyvolunteers.org/conference/index.htm
relatively new on the website:
- Research Agenda for Adult ESL The National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, in collaboration with National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy and with additional sponsorship and support from Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, has published a Research Agenda for Adult ESL. Its objectives are to provide funders with clear priorities for funding; to provide researchers with support for proposing specific projects; and to provide a focus for dis-cussion about how to improve adult ESL programs. The document incorporates feedback from learners, instructors, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers, and is available, free, from NCLE, 4646 40th street NW, Washington, DC 20016; (202) 362-0700 extension 200, or can be downloaded from NCLE at http://www.cal.org/ncle (and is also linked to LR/RI's ESOL page).
from previous bulletins: REMINDERS, RESOURCES:
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy has recently released a set of informative fact sheets outlining for practitioners and others the projects with which NCSALL researchers are currently engaged. Project histories, plans, and implications for practice are all highlighted in the fact sheets. Projects include studies of Learner Motivation, Impact of Literacy Programs on Adult learners, Adult Multiple Intelligences, Home Literacy Uses, Adult Development and Literacy Learning, Staff Development, Assessment, GED Impact, Health and Literacy, and Reading Diagnostics, Anyone interested in reading about one or all of the projects or anyone who may be interested in project participation information may receive copies by contacting David Hayes at (401) 331-9261. (The PDRN bulletin, including a link to the NCSALL fact sheets is also available online.
LEARNER is intended primarily for adult learners. LITERACY is a general list for adult literacy practitioners and others. Information on these electronic lists is below.
LEARNER To subscribe to LEARNER, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LEARNER Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LEARNER should be addressed to: LEARNER@nysernet.org Questions regarding the list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin Moderator, LEARNER firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERACY To subscribe to LITERACY, send an email message to: email@example.com
Skip the message header and in the body of the message, type: subscribe LITERACY Yourfirstname Yourlastname All submissions to LITERACY should be addressed to: LITERACY@nysernet.org Questions regarding the LITERACY list should be sent to: Beverly Choltco-Devlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare to work listserv: from Glenn Young - For those interested in the subject of welfare reform and learning disabilities, there has been a listserv created through NIFL. To sign up, please send a message to: email@example.com write in the body of the message subscribe nifl-wtwld and your name. Do not write anything in the subject line and do not use any dots or dashes other than between nifl and wtwld. (Click here for more information on listservs).
women and literacy listserv.
To participate, subscribe by sending an email message to: LISTPROC@LITERACY.NIFL.GOV with the following request in the body of the message: subscribe NIFL-Womenlit firstname lastname Substitute your first and last name spelled exactly as you would like it to appear. For example, to subscribe to the NIFL-Womenlit list Sue Smith would type: subscribe NIFL-womenlit Sue Smith There should be no other text in the message (e.g., your signature block). It is recommended that the subject line be left blank if possible.
Professional development initiative: Lastspring I spent time at the RI Dislocated Worker Program, facilitating classes for teachers there so that they could have an opportunity to observe one another's classes and to reflect on their learning and teaching. (The full text of their reflections is available on the LR/RI web site at Writing from the Field - or contact LR/RI for a hard copy). Please let me know if you would like to participate in this process of professional development. All that's required is your willingness to share your reflections about the observation/learning process for others. I hope to build a block of writing and thinking about this and other forms of our own professional development both through the bulletin and the web site.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING AND ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
How is the internet being used in adult education? What are some helpful uses, and how do we sort through the huge amount of material available on line? Susan Gaer is interested in helping programs link to one another, and has been doing so through an email project homepage on-line, at http://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/emailproject/email.htm. If you have or know of similar learner work on line, please contact Susan at SusanG2@aol.com.
David Rosen has asked that we have a look at the inquiry maps on the Adult Literacy Resource Institute's home page. As he explains, "[a]n Inquiry Map is a group participatory research process on a topic of high interest to the group. Participants (in this case, adult learners) make their own questions, and then set about finding answers to them. The Inquiry map is a process which is never finished. Many of the questions go unanswered, are only partially answered, or have only one answer given where other points of view are possible. So, there is room for other participants to join in the process at any time, to add their answers, their comments on the answers already given, and questions which they might also choose to research." Questions, answers and comments can be posted to David Rosen <DJRosen@world.std.com>, and he'll add them to the inquiry map. So, it keeps on being an inquiry process with each new person who reads and adds to it. He welcomes additions of questions and answers; as you may know, many internet sites run threaded conversations on a variety of topics. The ALRI sites are: http://www2.wgbh.org/MBCWEIS/LTC/ALRI/I.M.html and http://www2.wgbh.org/MBCWEIS/LTC/ALRI/IM3.html (How to make inquiry maps).
Please contact LR/RI if you have information, questions or announcements to share with adult educators in Rhode Island. Bulletins go out at least twice a month; more frequently when there's more to share. To submit information for the next bulletin, please contact LR/RI by phone (401-863-2839), mail (PO Box 1974, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912) or email.
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