Monday, October 24, 2005

Research and innovation for a more literate world

In touch with offers electronic resources and tools for the national and international literacy communities serving youths and adults. The website is jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

The website seeks to accomplish several goals, among them:

- improve the understanding of youth and adult learning
- foster innovation and increase effectiveness in youth and adult basic education
- expand access to information on literacy

With assistance from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, the site also provides leadership in research, development, and training in international literacy and development, with an emphasis on developing countries. Recent projects, for instance, focus on enhancing literacy and technology in countries such as India, Ghana and South Africa. An ESL/civics link provides ESL teachers with online professional development modules and ESL-related resources for adult education. For a comprehensive look at technology resources, check out TECH21.

Looking for a literacy program near you, international literacy projects or information on workplace education? Visit

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1 comment:

Shirazi said...

Useful indeed. Thanks for this.