Adult Education Faculty Address Learning and Self-Sufficiency in New Book


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: October 11, 2010

Mary Alfred, associate professor of adult education in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, edited a new book entitled Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope Among Low-Income, Low-Literate Adults.

The book’s objective is to help readers explore economic self-sufficiency for low-literate and low-income adults and understand the role of adult and higher education in developing greater economic independence through a more literate workforce. Dominique Chlup, assistant professor of adult education, contributed a chapter to the text called “Literacies from the inside: Learning from and within a culture of corrections.”

Each chapter provides specific case examples and recommendations to educators and trainers of adults for creating learning programs and environments to facilitate the development of a more literate, economically stable population. Alfred is also associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Education and Human Development.