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Adult Literacy Education Journal – new issue!

The fall edition of the Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy is available now! Published by ProLiteracy, this issue contains the following articles: Research The Lessons of the Churn: Adult Basic Education and Disciplining the Adult Learner – Erik Jacobson A Framework for Capacity Building in Adult and Workforce Education… Read more

Adult Literacy Education Journal – New Issue

ProLiteracy has published a new issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This free online, peer-reviewed research journal is published twice a year. Each issue has a theme. This special issue explores research, policy and practice that look at adult literacy education through broader and longer-term lenses. A rich… Read more

What’s Hot in Literacy 2020

What do you think are the hot topics in literacy? The International Literacy Association’s What’s Hot in Literacy 2020 Report provides a snapshot of what 1,443 literacy professionals from 65 countries and territories consider the most critical topics to advancing literacy over the next decade. In addition, it identifies top challenges and supports needed by… Read more

Influences: Lessons from Policy and Practices

CUPE has recently released Influences: Lessons from policy and practices in literacy and essential skills in Canada, 1990-2019. This new report, written by Linda Shohet and Isabelle Coutant, explores the evolution of literacy and essential skills over the past 30 years in Canada. It analyzes trends in government policies and their impacts (positive and negative)… Read more

2019 Education Research Highlights

Edutopia’s 2019 Education Research Highlights article is an easy to read summary of some of this year’s research insights into what works in education. Read it to find out the latest on doodling and learning, ‘summer slide’, paper vs. screens, growth mindset and more.

Babies and Laughter

Why do babies laugh? To learn more about babies and laughter, read: Meet a scientist with a most delightful job: He studies baby laughter Babies Know the difference between the Laughter of Friends and Strangers The Science of Baby Laughter

National Research Plan for Financial Literacy

The Research Sub-Committee on Financial Literacy has released Progress Report: Canada’s National research Plan on Financial Literacy 2016-2018. The report shares major themes and emerging trends in financial literacy research as well as opportunities for future research. It goes beyond reporting research results to discussing the implications for practitioners and what the findings can mean… Read more

COABE Journal

The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education is a joint publication of The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and Rutgers University. It contains peer reviewed research articles, practitioner action research articles, resource and technology reviews, and commentary on current trends and issues in adult education and literacy. The… Read more

Investment in Adult Basic Education

ProLiteracy has produced a new white paper, The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education. It reviews Stephen Reder’s large scale, longitudinal research on the benefits of adult literacy programs and presents the implications of the findings for policy. The long term, positive impacts of adult basic skills programs on economic gain, employment opportunities, health,… Read more