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Literacy.org

research and innovation for a more literate world

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Literacy.org


Literacy.org is your source for research and development on literacy in the U.S. and worldwide. Literacy.org is housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and is comprised of the National Center for Adult Literacy and the International Literacy Institute.

Originally established as the Literacy Research Center in 1983, the National Center for Adult Literacy (NCAL) has been engaged for nearly three 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. We specialize in assessment, intergenerational literacy, multi-disciplinary approaches, educational technology, professional development, and multimedia instructional design.

The International Literacy Institute (ILI), established by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, provides leadership in research, development, and training in the broad field of international literacy and educational development, with an emphasis on developing countries.