WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network)

is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.

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One central goal for WE LEARN has always been to provide a web-based clearinghouse of women-centered literacy materials, curriculum resources, and research on women’s literacy. The audiences for these diverse materials include:

  • Adult Basic education students & Literacy learners
  • Teachers & educators
  • University-based students and researchers/academics
  • Community Supporters

WE LEARN finds that both students and teachers are hungry for easier-to-read materials that reflect women's experiences and social issues. These writings also invite discussion or offer strategies and solutions to improve women’s lives and conditions.

This section of the website provides a comprehensive portal to information about women-focused literacy materials, and women-centered basic literacy curriculum resources, research, and related educational tools.

We have organized this information to appeal to many audiences.

Materials List lists materials developed by publishers, literacy programs, and community organizations on women-centered topics and issues. Most of the materials are intended for use by adult learners but teacher resources are also included

Teaching & Learning Reference provides links to bibliographies, articles, and research relevant to women’s literacy

Links to Supportive Communities links to organizations and programs that provide advocacy and support for women’s lives as well as educational support.

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