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Bien-Gund, Susannah; Elrowmeim, Somia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
In this chapter, the former and current directors of adult education at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) discuss strategies from their shared process of fostering community, student leadership, and empowerment in AAANY's community-based literacy program. Amid the challenges for learners and the program connected to the 2016…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Adult Education, Student Leadership, Student Empowerment
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Gordon, John – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter explores ways that incarcerated men and women in New York State prisons made use of both formal and informal educational initiatives to transform themselves and build a cadre of leaders who have played a key role in the movement for criminal justice reform--in the process raising questions about the role adult educators can play in…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Informal Education, Change Strategies
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Gordon, John; Ramdeholl, Dianne – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
The Open Book, an adult literacy program in Brooklyn, from 1985-2002, remains, for many of the students and staff involved, a defining experience in their lives, a time that allowed them to see different possibilities, for themselves and society. In an attempt to preserve the field's collective historical memory, the authors in this chapter…
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Adult Literacy, Models, Participative Decision Making
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Kinloch, Valerie – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This article describes how two African American young adults engage in learning and activism in their Harlem community through employment of art forms. Observations on the reversal of learning--from adults to young people in classrooms and young people to adults in the community--are critiqued.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, High School Students, School Community Relationship, Interviews