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Seven Pioneering Adult Literacy Educators in the History of Teaching Reading With Adults in the United States

@inproceedings{Sticht2005SevenPA,
  title={Seven Pioneering Adult Literacy Educators in the History of Teaching Reading With Adults in the United States},
  author={T. Sticht},
  year={2005}
}
One of the earliest accounts of teaching an adult to read comes from the work of the slave Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897). Even though it was unlawful to teach slaves to read, Jacob’s owner’s daughter taught her to read and write. In 1861, after she became a free woman, Jacobs wrote a book entitled, “Incidents in the life of a slave girl written by herself” (Jacobs, 1987/1861). In it she tells the story of how she helped an older black man, a slave like her, learn to read. She said, “ He thought… Expand

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