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Global Citizenship for Adult Education
Advancing Critical Literacies for Equity and Social Justice

ISBN 9780367505875
Published July 20, 2021 by Routledge
410 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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This book promotes the development of nontraditional literacies in adult education, especially as these critical literacies relate to global citizenship, equity, and social justice. As this edited collection argues, a rapidly changing global environment and proliferation of new media technologies have greatly expanded the kinds of literacies that one requires in order to be an engaged global citizen. It is imperative for adult educators and learners to understand systems, organizations, and relationships that influence our lives as citizens of the world. By compiling a comprehensive list of foundational, sociocultural, technological and informational, psychosocial and environmental, and social justice literacies, this volume offers readers theoretical foundations, practical strategies, and additional resources.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Foreword Hassana Alidou Preface Maja Stojanović and Petra A. Robinson Acknowledgements Petra A. Robinson, Kamala V. Williams, and Maja Stojanović PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Critical Literacies Advancement Model: Its History, Evolution, and Future Potential Petra A. Robinson PART II. FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES 2. Mother Tongue Literacy: A Glocal Perspective Zbigniew P. Możejko 3. Adult Learners of Color as Aspiring Teachers:  Developing Standard Literacy to Teach Standard Literacy Mary McGriff and George E. Jackson 4. The Role of Science Literacy in Critical Multiliteracy Advancement: Developing Competences for Fairer Knowledge Societies Paola Catenaccio 5. Futures Literacy for Adult Learning: Hopeful Futures in Complex Worlds M. Jayne Fleener  PRACTICAL RESOURCES 6. Setting Foundations for Critically Thinking Global Citizens: Developing Foundational Literacies Jacob E. Brumfield and Maja Stojanović PART III. SOCIOCULTURAL LITERACIES 7. Are We Multilingual Yet? A 21st-Century Approach to Understanding Multilingual Literacy Skills Maja Stojanović 8. Stories of Socialism from a Capitalist Perspective: A North Korean Refugee’s Online Graphic Novel for Positive Social Change Jinhee Choi 9. US Higher-Education Institutions and Their Visions for Developing Globally Literate Students: Goals for Advancing Equity and Social Justice Kamala V. Williams PRACTICAL RESOURCES 10. There’s No Society Without a Language and No Global Society Without Global Understanding: Developing Global Understanding Through Sociocultural Literacies Maja Stojanović PART IV. HUMAN AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LITERACIES 11. Is Literacy a Multi-Dimensional Concept? Some Empirical Evidence Georgios A. Panos, Theocharis Kromydas, Michael Osborne, and Robert E. Wright  12. Gender Literacy: Becoming Illiterate to Become Literate Petra A. Robinson 13. Endarkening, Engendering, and Embodying: Theorizing Intersectional Racial Literacy Keisha L. Green, Esther O. Ohito, Jamila Lyiscott, and Susan E. Wilcox 14. Identity Literacy: Relative to Understanding People and Relevant to Functioning in a Global Society Kala Burrell-Craft 15. Educational Development as a Vehicle for Creating Equity-Minded Adult Educators: A US Higher-Education Perspective China M. Jenkins, Victoria Carter-Jones, and Norvella P. Carter  16. Advancing Moral Literacy in Educational Preparation: Developing Civic and Ethical Educators for a Socially Just World Charles L. Lowery 17. Human Rights Literacy: A Perspective in the New Technological Landscape Veronica M. Stefan 18. Seeing in the Dark: A South African Leader’s Reflections on Critical Literacy Leadership in a Non-Profit Organization Warren Chalklen and Lorenzo Davids PRACTICAL RESOURCES 19. Developing Human and Social Justice Literacies Through Discussions of Twitter, Tunes, and Tacos Tyler Robinson, Jacob E. Brumfield, and Maja Stojanović PART V. PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACIES 20. Emotional Literacy, Life-Long Learning, and Global Citizenship Education for Adult Distance Learners Agnes Wei Lin Liau and George Boon Sai Teoh  21. The Impact of Health Literacy on Health Disparities and Health Equity Paula A. Barbel 22. Fostering Proficiency in Food Literacy: A Framework for Igniting Positive Social Change Susan E. Lowey 23. Exploring Adult Civic Education Policy and Curricula in Germany, Estonia, the United States, and Australia to Promote Critical Democratic Adult Education Vera J. Lee, Amanda Reinsburrow, Bruce A. Levine, Leah Katherine Saal, and Katrina Struloeff 24. Financial Literacy and Its Importance: An Overall Picture from Portugal Anabela Mesquita, Adriana Oliveira, Paula Sauer, Luciana Oliveira and Arminda Sá Sequeira 25. Environmental Literacy for All  Petra Javrh PRACTICAL RESOURCES 26. Healthy Bodies, Healthy Budget, and a Healthy Environment: Developing Psychosocial and Environmental Literacies Ianthe Smith and Tyler Robinson VI. TECHNOLOGICAL AND INFORMATIONAL LITERACIES 27. Information Literacy Policies for a Global Information Society Carla Basili 28. Media Literacy for Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship Lesley S. J. Farmer 29. Remixing Visual Literacy for 21st Century Adult Education Ken Mizusawa 30. Digital Literacy: Key to Equity and Social Justice in a Tech-Dependent World Omobola O. Adelore and Solomon O. Ojedeji 31. Decolonizing Game Literacy Bruno de Paula 32. The Cybersecurity Mindset: A Critical Literacy for Adult Learners Jenny L. Daugherty and Melissa J. Dark PRACTICAL RESOURCES 33. Learning from Pictures and Play: Digital Literacy Resources for the Classroom Zachary Z. Robinson CONCLUSION 34. (Becoming) a Global Citizen: A Critical Way Forward Petra A. Robinson

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Petra A. Robinson, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University (LSU). She is also Director of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU.

Kamala V. Williams, PhD, is the manager of the Prairie View A&M Northwest Houston Center, an off-campus instructional site in Houston Texas. She is a former coordinator for the Center for Urban School Partnerships at Texas A&M University, with many years of teaching experience.

Maja Stojanovic is a doctoral student in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development and a graduate assistant in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU. She has a background in teaching English to adult learners.


"This book provides an excellent framework for understanding what citizenship looks like in this changing world. To be an active citizen, one needs to be aware that literacy is more than reading, writing, and math. The way that technologies have infiltrated all aspects of our lives means that we need more knowledge about how to receive, interpret, filter, and understand the impact and content. This book provides a framework for understanding these many different literacies." —Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education, Ball State University, USA 

"The book is a significant and desperately needed critical work in the fields of adult, professional, community, human resource development, and higher education. Robinson, Williams, and Stojanović have collected insights from around the world to expand and explain in-depth the literacies necessary for today’s realities of diversity, identity, global citizenship, and social justice. They also provide concrete resources for relating theory to practice in youth and adult literacy education. I find it to be a 'must-read' for graduate adult education programs and for all of us who seek to identify and enact critical cosmopolitan values, learning, and interactions." —Joellen E. Coryell, Assistant Dean for Educational Partnerships and Enrollment and Professor of Graduate Programs in Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University, USA

"In its global reach, this volume does what we have lacked for too long in adult education research and practice: coming together to face the critical issues of the world. The book provides comprehensive guidelines for the politics of integration, global dialogue, and hope. The book demonstrates the life-sustaining bonds of reciprocity and belonging that binds us together and demands that we must act together to overcome the idols of capitalism and personal creed that pervert humanity and nurture the current inequalities and injustices." —Juha Suoranta, Professor of Adult Education, Tampere University, Finland