References: Cultural & Life Experiences Connections

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Gnanadass, Edith, and Lisa R. Merriweather. (2020) Troubling the discursive moment: Using Black texts for activating dialogue. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 165, 21-33.

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Karge, B. D., Phillips, K. M., Jessee, T., & McCabe, M. (2011). Effective strategies for engaging adult learners. Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC), 8(12), 53-56.

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Papen, U., & Tusting, K. (2019). Using ethnography and 'real literacies' to develop a curriculum for English literacy teaching for young deaf adults in India. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-19.

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