The Change Agent is a biannual magazine for adult educators and learners published since 1994 by the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education. It was conceived as a tool to educate and mobilize teachers and learners to apply advocacy skills in response to impending federal funding cutbacks for adult education. The first issue was so well received by teachers that the organization 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.
The Change Agent's mission is to provide a low-cost teaching resource that inspires and enables adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Each issue explores a different social justice topic through news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities and lessons, poems, cartoons, interviews, project descriptions, and printed and Web-based resources. The paper has a circulation of 12,000; it is distributed at a reduced rate to NELRC member states. Individual subscriptions are $10 per year. Bulk subscriptions and back issue copies are also available. The 56-page newspaper is published twice a year in March and September.
The September 2011 edition is devoted to 9/11. You can click here to access the entire issue. We are grateful to The Change Agent in making this issue available to Voices and the general public.