About Us

While most of us came to Harvard with a particular interest in mind, many quickly became aware of a missing component needed in a holistic examination of education.  Adult Education - more specifically English as a Second Language and literacy - is absent from our discussions, coursework, events and research at HGSE. In hopes of starting a dialogue on this campus and beyond, a group of students from diverse programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education teamed together to form Community of Adult ESL and Literacy Advocates (CAELA). Our mission is to create a community of allies committed to developing and sharing research and practices to inform policy. We aim to increase recognition of adult education in the areas of practice, policy, and research to improve practice and foster critical dialogue in this crucial area.