Celebrating Alberta's Deborah Morgan, Phyllis Steeves, and Lorene Anderson: Three Literacy Cartographers Mapping the Way (2014)

This paper is part of Stories from the Field, a research project that investigates the principles and practices that best support both the learning and teaching of literacy. It celebrates three extraordinary women, each of whom, in her own way, is a literacy cartographer, charting new and innovative landscapes in adult literacy in Alberta.

Grassroots to technology - Deborah Morgan's work in adult literacy began in 1986, as coordinator of the Camrose Adult Read and Write program. She went on to manage the Regional Resource People Project for Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (LCA). Following that, she began a research and writing project, then facilitated a group of women who used writing as a key activity. This resulted in the “Writing Out Loud” handbook and training. Deborah is a teacher, mentor, researcher and writer, who works from her home in Camrose.

Maverick literacy practitioner and scholar Phyllis Steeves, began her work in the early 1990s with the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA). Phyllis, who describes herself as Cree-Métis, wrote an annotated bibliography of Métis-specific literacy materials. Following that, she pursued her studies in management at MacEwen University and started working at the Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton. Phyllis did her Master's degree in International Peace Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She then completed a Doctorate at the University of Alberta and now teaches education students at the University of Calgary. She challenges us to join her on critically reflecting on the meaning and impact of Aboriginal literacy.

Bringing breadth and depth to adult literacy in Alberta – Lorene Anderson’s specialty is English as a Second Language (ESL), and she began teaching at Bow Valley College (BVC) in 1990 for close to ten years. After studying in linguistics and adult education, she became an independent consultant specializing in English as an additional language, workplace essential skills and adult literacy. She helped develop the ESL Rural Routes project at BVC. Lorene completed the Essential Skills Profiler Training and began consulting with Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). Her current consulting projects include WriteForward and Alberta Reading Benchmarks.

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Sandra Loschnig. Celebrating Alberta's Deborah Morgan, Phyllis Steeves, and Lorene Anderson: Three Literacy Cartographers Mapping the Way 2014. Web. 2 Dec. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/three_lit_cartographers/three_lit_cartographers.pdf>
Sandra Loschnig (2014). Celebrating Alberta's Deborah Morgan, Phyllis Steeves, and Lorene Anderson: Three Literacy Cartographers Mapping the Way. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/three_lit_cartographers/three_lit_cartographers.pdf
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