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Posted on: 02/07/2021

Without a doubt, the transition from in-person to remote work has had an impact on all of us. Some Massachusetts adult education programs have found creative ways to promote greater access to technology and improved inclusion of students into the current reality by engaging volunteers. During the...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Making our programs more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is a long, sustained process, not a quick fix, and requires that all staff, with excellent leadership, collaborate on all efforts. Students thrive in programs where collaboration and common understanding of values is known by all staff. The...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of distance and blended learning classes. As the pivot to remote teaching and learning highlighted the great digital divide in this country, it also created avenues of access for many learners who might not otherwise be able to participate in...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Adult education programs in Massachusetts include programs in corrections settings, and programs that work closely with learners involved in the carceral system (the entire system of law enforcement from all forms of monitoring to arrest, to the courts and through sentencing and release). The data...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

In her article entitled “Trauma Impacts Adult Learners: Here’s Why,” Karen Gross states that we live in a world surrounded by trauma, with all evidence concluding that trauma “affects the capacity of individuals of all ages to learn and retain information.” As we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

The SABES PSPDC has been engaging in our own internal reflection and self-education, asking what it looks like to take actions that make our work more aligned with the values of DEI. We can only support adult education programs in their DEI work when we also engage in the same work and ask the same...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

The transformative work of making our adult education programs more diverse, equitable, and inclusive calls upon each one of us to examine our identities and the biases we may hold. Our identities inform the lenses through which we see and understand the world, which shapes our interactions, our...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

The field of adult education has always drawn those committed to providing equal access to opportunity for all adults through the transformative power of education. The act of educating adults is deeply rooted in racial and social equality, with examples of literate enslaved people organizing to...

Posted on: 02/05/2021

Like many individuals and organizations around the country, we at the SABES ESOL PD Center have been increasing our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our communities and in our work. One area that we are especially excited about is our evolving collection of DEI Teacher...

Posted on: 02/05/2021

A question we often hear is this: does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) need to be addressed in our math classes? Many people think that math classes are the one place where content is culture-free. After all, numbers are numbers, and answers to calculations are the same no matter what...