WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network)

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    Popular Education – Simply Put

    By Gabriele  Strohschen & Carlas Prince Gilbert

    Part 1 - October 2014

    As I have done for the past two decades, I found myself once again sitting with eager facilitators of a community-based organization in a basement room. We had come together to learn about popular education and how to best facilitate the learning of English‐as‐a‐Second-Language (ESL) for Chicago’s inner‐city Latino immigrants in what we call the Little Village or La Villita neighborhood. Read More

    Part 2 - January 2015

    “Simply put, Popular Education" (PE) supports informed action, and toward that end, facilitators must respect their role as teachers and learners, side by side with the community members, in developing awareness to transform the reality in which they live.” This is how we ended PART I of this look at Popular Education (PE). In PART II, we want to explore what this means in everyday action for those toiling in the literacy field. We will do so by way of describing the development of a relationship that continues to yield results of individual and community transformation. Read More