Today I embark on writing a series of articles that lay out some of my thoughts on literacy. First, some background.
Meaning of literacy
I am using the term literacy to encompass a wide range of ideas on learning, education, workplace skills, soft skills, computer skills, and general increase in knowledge and skills. I will focus mainly on adult literacy but will also include some thoughts on children.
What gives me the authority?
I have been involved in adult literacy education for nearly 15 years but I am not a professional educator. I started tutoring adults with Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services in 1996. In 2004, I joined their board of directors and then was Board Chairman from 2006-2010.