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Sample Activity

Performance Accountability in Adult Basic Education

2. What is success? (40 minutes): Explain that this activity involves a written reflection on the meaning of success. Ask each person to write for three minutes on what success in the context of adult literacy looks like. The writing can be a list, notes, a paragraph, however they want to reflect on the meaning of success. Let them know before they begin that they will be reading whatever they write. Give people three minutes to write.

Then, go around the group ask each to read aloud what they have written. They should read one after another, without pause or comment by others. Before they begin reading, ask everyone to listen to hear the meaning of success for this group.

After all have read, ask for any thoughts or insights. Then, lead a discussion using the following questions:

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