Welcome to Literacy.org, your source for research and development on literacy in the U.S. and worldwide. Literacy.org at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, is comprised of NCAL and ILI. The National Center for Adult Literacy (NCAL) has been engaged for more than two decades in cutting edge and high-impact research, innovation, and training in adult education and technology, as well as in other areas of adult basic education and literacy. The International Literacy Institute (ILI), co-founded in 1994 by UNESCO and Penn, focuses on a broad range of literacy issues from early childhood through youth and adult education, particularly in developing countries.
Learning First: A Research Agenda For Improving Learning in Low-Income Countries (2012) In 2011, the Brookings Institution (Ctr for Universal Education) established a global Research Task Force on Learning (RTFL) in order to develop a research agenda on learning as a specific outcome of the Global Compact on Learning for the Post-2015 MDGs. With Prof. Dan Wagner as Chair, this consisted of a group of experts collaborating on a research agenda for learning for all children and youth in developing countries. The resulting white paper called LEARNING FIRST: A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR IMPROVING LEARNING IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES is provided here.
Literacy, Culture and Development: Becoming literate in Morocco (1994). Newly released as an e-copy, this book covers a decade-long investigation and longitudinal study of early reading acquisition in Morocco. The book also contains an in-depth analysis of the cultural context of multi-lingualism in Morocco, as well as an empirical study of the impact of Quranic schooling on learning achievement in rural and urban Morocco.
Launch of First Multimedia Learning Platform To Promote Literacy in South Africa
July 2009 - Representing a first for South Africa, The International Literacy Institute, in partnership with Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy in South Africa, and under the sponsorship of the South African Department of Education launched on July 23, 2009, the Bridges to the Future Initiative (BFI-SA), a multimedia education programme for the promotion of literacy and other learning skills in South Africa...