A Community-Based Approach to Literacy Programs: Taking Learners' Lives into Account (Issue 70: NewD
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New areas of interest and scholarship are emerging in relation to the needs, concerns, and contexts of adult learners in literacy programs. A learner's gAnder, ethnicity, and cultural and educational background, in conjunction with the learning setting, all affect the Adult Basic Education experience. Understanding these aspects of learners' lives is critical to meeting their learning needs. Encouraging a community-based appreach that takes account of the reality of learner's lives, this volume offers suggestions for incorporating knowledge about a learner's particular context, culture, and community into adult literacy programming. The purpose is to encourage reflection and discussion among practitioners, program developers, and policy makers as they work toward meeting the needs of their own communities of various kinds. This is the 70th issue in the journal series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.