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 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.
Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Improving Learning Assessments for Developing Countries New book just out looks at new ways to measure learning achievement in developing countries. Co-sponsored by UNESCO and the Fast Track Initiative/Global Partnership for Education, this volume, written by Dan Wagner, shows the importance of more flexible and adapted assessment for improved learning and better educational policies.
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...