About Section Two
The field of adult literacy dates back over 200 years. Generations of heroes and heroines that we should know about, be proud of and learn from. In this section, Allan takes us on a brief tour of literacy landmarks.
Some Fascinating Facts about the History of Reading
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Our Founding Landmarks: Some heroes and heroines past
A Brief History of Literacy Landmarks
The Bristol School Movement: Setting the stage for organized literacy education
The rise of the adult low literacy stereotype
History’s take away
The Port Royal Experiment: Literacy for freed slaves
The actual “experiment”
The Moonlight Schools of Kentucky: Changing the face of literacy
Far from a “fad and a failure”
Far from temporary
Chicago’s Hull House: From fine arts to social justice
The role of women in literacy
Canada’s Iconic Frontier College: Building literacy since 1899
What can we learn from our own history?
“An adult’s right to know”