Women and literacy
Literacy Resources/Rhode Island was established in 1997 to:
Supported by the RI Department of Education and the Swearer Center for Public Service, as part of an ongoing process of facilitating access to professional development, LR/RI worked with practitioners and learners to identify areas of expertise, and to support practitioners' ongoing learning.
LR/RI's work has included facilitating/publicizing teacher sharing sessions, development of inquiry projects, exploration of issues and activities which include adult learners in meaningful ways, information dissemination through the bulletin and the ongoing development and maintenance of this web site. Progress reports provde an overview of LR/RI's work.
In the spring of 2007, the Rhode Island Adult Education Professional Development Center (RI AEPDC, anaffiliate of the David E. Sweet Center for Public Policy at Rhode Island College) began its work. Based on a model developed with field input, this new center continues much of LR/RI's work, while broadening its scope and capacity. The AEPDC's website, http://www.ric.edu/aepdc, was launched in February, 2008.
On September 1, 2011, the Center moved to its new home in Warwick, RI.
Its new website: http://riaepdc.org/ PDC staff can be reached here.
This site remains intact as a resource for adult educators and learners, and is updated regularly.
Rhode Island Adult Education Conference, April 24, 2014
Rhode Island Adult Education Conference, April 17, 2013 program, handouts posted here
Rhode Island Adult Education Conference, May 24, 2012. Handouts, links to resources available here
and legislative activity fall within the broaders work of
systemic and specific issues pertinent to the field of
Both the advocacy
pages contain resources related to equity (health, access
STANDARDS - a page addressing issues of standards development, assessment and outcome measures in the state. The page also includes links to Rhode Island's content standards for adult education.
Adult Learners' Bill of Rights - 1999 Rhode Island legislation.
Information about RI's New Practitioner Orientation here.
RI Practitioner Credential, now the RI Adult Education Practitioner Standards for Instructors; background and an opportunity to share your feedback here.
This site was designed by Zachary Franklin and Janet Isserlis, maintained by Janet Isserlis, and hosted by
the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University.
updated December 1, 2014