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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

(p.294) From Teacher to Tutor
Preaching with Their Lives

Arlene I. Bachanov

Fordham University Press

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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