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Preaching with Their LivesDominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850$
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Margaret M. McGuinness and Jeffrey M. Burns

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823289646

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823289646.001.0001

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From Teacher to Tutor

From Teacher to Tutor

Adapting a Historic Ministry of Education to Contemporary Realities

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Preaching with Their Lives
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Arlene I. Bachanov

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289646.003.0012

In the late 1980s, the Adrian Dominican Sisters faced an issue common to religious communities: the aging of its membership and a lesser need overall for sisters to teach in the parochial-school system. Wanting to find a way for its highly trained educators to remain active, and to address a significant societal need at the same time, the Adrian Dominicans began a literacy center in Detroit for adult learners. More centers followed in Michigan, Florida, and Illinois. Other Dominican communities have established literacy centers as well. The centers each serve a wide range of adult learners, including immigrant populations, in helping these learners to build better lives for themselves and their families. This essay looks at each of the Adrian Dominican-sponsored literacy centers as well as those of other communities, with input from directors, tutors, and learners.

Keywords:   Adrian Dominicans, adult literacy, Dominican Literacy Center, English for Speakers of Other Languages, ESOL, literacy centers

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