Disability and Diversity Awareness

We value and treasure a diversity of cultures, abilities, and approaches in our community and seek to support all individuals to flourish in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.  The Center strives to develop and foster understandings that create a safe and supportive community where all individuals can pursue life long learning and participate as active members  of families, communities, and workplaces.

While consideration for diversity and universal design is embedded throughout all of the work of the Center, we welcome opportunities to directly address these issues through research, professional development, advocacy, and development and dissemination of resources.

Click on the links below for examples of our work:

Partnership with ODEP: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Through the US Office of Disability Employment Policy and Tennessee Corporate Connections, CLEE supports multiple events and activities accross the state of TN to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

The World Comes to Tennessee (2004) Tennessee ESOL Support Practitioners
Designed to raise awareness of issues faced by advanced English language learners, and to aid adult education practitioners in supporting these learners as they transition into GED instruction, postsecondary education or workplace settings.

Lessons from the Holocaust (1998) Lisa White Smith, Ed.
A collection of resources, ideas, and suggestions for teaching important lessons of community awareness and social responsibility to adult education students as a tool for taking action against predjudice, discrimination, and acts of hatred as exemplified by the events in Europe between 1933 and 1945 known as “The Holocaust.”

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