The Change Agent was conceived in 1994 as a tool to help teachers and learners apply advocacy skills in response to impending federal funding cutbacks for adult education. The first issue was so well received that we continued to produce more issues. Now well established as a unique publication within the adult education community, The Change Agent continues to promote social action as an important part of the adult learning experience.
Our mission is to provide a low-cost teaching resource that features writings by adult learners and inspires adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Each issue explores a different topic through student writing, news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities, poems, graphics, and cartoons. Our website includes many additional resources, including audio versions of articles, leveled texts, links between specific Change Agent articles and the College and Career Readiness Standards, and extra resources for each issue.
The Change Agent features writing by adult learners. Please see the current call for articles for more details about our current theme.
The Change Agent is available digitally at individual or bulk subscription levels. It is available at a reduced rate to NELRC member states. To find out more, contact your state literacy resource center.
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