Published by the New England Literacy Resource Center, it's worth a look. The manager of NELRC may post on our blog later this month. She has a connection to Belfiore et al. from Reading Work. It's a small world, indeed.
Thank you. Susan
What makes a job "good"? The latest issue of The Change Agent explores our experiences of work.
New Issue: Good Jobs, Not Just Any Jobs
Our Spring issue is at the printers and will soon be landing in your mailbox. If you're an online subscriber you can view it online now! Here's a peak at what's inside:
Read about students' aspirations for future jobs and the steps they are taking to get there in What Inspires me to Become an Architect (pp. 22) and My Ideal Job, Keeping Mexican Culture Alive Through Dance (pp. 23)
In Have a Criminal Record? You Can Still Find a Pathway to a Career (pp. 30-31) Lashon Amado addresses issues faced by ex-offenders looking for work.
Other articles address ways in which people have pushed for better working conditions or wages, such as Car Wash Workers Organize (pp. 37) by Carlos Linerez and Rocio Valerio.
And don't miss the exellent list of resources to explore, compiled by Yssa Santos on page 33!
Many articles will also be available in audio format on our website soon, so stay tuned!
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Happy Social Justice Day!
International Day of Social Justice: February 20th
Did you know that today, Febraury 20th is the International Day of Social Justice? What does social justice mean to you? To your students? Equality, human rights, and equal access to opportunity to all? In the upcoming issue of The Change Agent, as in all our issues, we offer a way to bring these topics into your classroom, not only because they're interesting, but because being able to understand and communicate about these issues empowers each of us to make meaningful change for ourselves and our communities. In Good Jobs, Not Just Any Jobs, find articles and discussions about minimum wage, pay discrimination, and economic rights.
To inspire you to use your Change Agents in the classroom in new ways, try our book, Through the Lens of Social Justice: Using The Change Agent in the Classroom. Purchase the book by the end of February and get it 50% off! (regular price $18) (The book is the last item listed on the subscription page).
Call for Articles
It's time to start writing again! Our new Call for Articles is now available. The theme for our Fall issue will be Technology. Do you have a story to tell about the effects of technology on eduction? Send it to us by May 3rd to be considered for publication.
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Immigration (Issue #23) and Climate Change (Issue #27)
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