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us: Laubach, Frank Charles, 1884-1970



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    • us: Raubak, Pʻŭraengkʻŭ Ssi, 1884-1970
    • us: Lōpakh, Frēnkʻ S., 1884-1970
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    • found: His Why there are vagrants ... 1916.
    • found: His Yesu iyagi, 1962- : v. 6, t.p. (Pʻŭraengkʻŭ Ssi Raubak)
    • found: Changes, c1982: t.p. (Frank C. Laubach)
    • found: Dukʻ im barekamners ēkʻ, 1949: t.p. (Frēnkʻ S. Lōpakh)
    • found: Syracuse University Library Finding Aids: Frank C. Laubach Collection, via WWW, September 23, 2013 (Frank C. Laubach (1884-1970) was a Christian Evangelical missionary, author, and educator who specialized in international literacy; he was the founder of the "Each One Teach One" literacy teaching method and of Laubach Literacy, and is credited with teaching more than 100 million people to read; Frank Charles Laubach was born in Benton, Pennsylvania on September 2, 1884; he studied at Bloomsburg State College (1901), Perkiomen Prep School (1905), Princeton University (BA, 1909), and Union Theological Seminary (1913); he earned his MA (1912) and Ph. D. (1915) from Columbia University; in 1915, Dr. Laubach and his wife went to the Philippines as Congregational missionaries with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; he was a minister at Cagayan, and taught at Union Theological Seminary in Manila; in 1930, he began literacy work on the island of Mindanao and developed an alphabet for the Maranaws in their own Maranaw language; from 1930 to 1970, Dr. Laubach traveled to more than one hundred countries developing literacy primers in 312 languages; he and his literacy teams worked with missions, private agencies, governments, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, and UNESCO; in 1935 Dr. Laubach organized the World Literacy Committee, and in 1941 he became one of the founders of the Committee on World Literacy and Christian Literature, known as "Lit-Lit" (later Intermedia) of the National Council of Churches; he worked with this organization until his retirement in 1954; in 1951, to facilitate cooperation with government and secular organizations, Dr. Laubach started World Literacy, Inc. (now World Education); in 1955, he founded Laubach Literacy, Inc., a non-profit literacy organization with headquarters in Syracuse, New York; he died on June 11, 1970)
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