Adult Literacy and Education Resources
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Adult Literacy Resources
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education
The ERIC/ACVE is one of 16 clearinghouses in the ERIC system. ERIC/ACVE provides comprehensive information, publications, and services in adult and continuing education, all aspects of career education, and vocational and technical education including work force preparation.
General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service
GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson. The new organization was formed in 2011 and was modeled to represent a public-private partnership. It builds on its past experience in adult and continuing education by harnessing the considerable resources of Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company, with the nearly 70-year history of ACE to expand access to the GED® test, ensure its quality and integrity, and adapt the GED® test to the skills needed in the 21st century..
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Their site has information on Literacy Workshops, Reader Information, Left Vs. Right Brain Modes and there Links to Literacy Programs.
The Indicators of Program Quality Resource Guide
This publication, The Indicators of Program Quality Resource Guide, was developed to help local programs implement the Indicators. It was created as a reference for ABLE consultants and local program directors to use in facilitating continuous improvement of program performance. The guide provides practices used in many Ohio ABLE programs to support the implementation of the Indicators. The publication of the guide makes it possible for these practices to be shared and adapted by ABLE programs throughout Ohio.
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
Welcome to LINCS, a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.
National Center for Family Literacy
"The National Center for Family Literacy is a nonprofit educational organization with 501(c)(3) status headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. It was founded in 1989 through a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and has as its mission the advancement and support of family literacy services for families across the United States through programming, training, research, advocacy, and dissemination of information about family literacy."
The National Coalition for Literacy
In 1981, 11 national organizations concerned about the low level of adult functional literacy founded the National Coalition for Literacy. Our purpose was to increase public awareness of the problem, answer questions and make referrals by establishing a tollfree telephone number, and raise funds to support these and related efforts.
Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education (OAACE)
This is the homepage for the OAACE. Here you can read the News and Views and view their list of Board of Directors.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) is a California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit funded project designed to provide technical assistance, communication linkages, and information to adult education providers. OTAN Online provides electronic resources and an information gateway for the adult education and literacy practitioner.
"LiteracyLink is a joint initiative begun in July 1996 in response to the growing nationwide demand for basic skills training. Funded by a five-year $15 million grant from the US Department of Education Star Schools Project, LiteracyLink is creating an integrated instructional system of video and online computer technology which will help adult students advance their GED and workplace skills. LiteracyLink also seeks to improve the quality of instruction provided to adult students by offering professional development resources and training to literacy educators. In addition, LiteracyLink offers this Web site to provide general information to the public about Literacy."
- ProLiteracy Worldwide
The merger of the world's two largest adult volunteer literacy organizations is complete and Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. have become ProLiteracy Worldwide.
ProLiteracy Worldwide is represented in 45 developing countries as well as in the U.S. and serves more than 350,000 adult new learners around the world each year. Its purpose is to sponsor educational programs and services to empower adults and their families by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate in the transformation of their societies.
Standards-Based Lesson Plans: Model Lesson Plan Templates
These standard-based lesson plan templates can be used in your ABLE classroom. Save the template to your local computer drive and create lessons that focus on these standards.
Trent Valley Literacy Association
"The Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA) is a non-profit organization formed to help adults in Peterborough city and county acquire the literacy skills needed to live and work successfully in the community."
University-Bloomington School of Education's Distance Education program
The Indiana University School of Education Distance Education program offers many online courses dealing with literacy and adult education.
State Literacy Resource Centers
America's Literacy Directory
America's Literacy Directory is a national database of literacy programs available via the Internet and the National Institute for Literacy's toll-free number. The ALD connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is the first public library of the Internet. They provide library services to the Internet community, to learn and teach what librarians have to contribute in a digital environment, to promote librarianship and the importance of libraries, and to share interesting ideas and techniques with other librarians.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
State Library of Ohio
These pages list information on the State Library of Ohio, Internet Resources, Ohio and its Government, State Governments, Federal Government and Information.
General Education Resources
From the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, these pages link to information for teachers on a variety of topics such as literacy, mathematics, ESL, multicultural and much more.
Kent State University College of Education
The homepage for KSU's College of Education.
Lists of Educational Resources on the Internet
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