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From the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)

Entering the Magic Circle
You know how difficult it is to find relevant and engaging reading at different ability levels for adults. Well, enter the new LINCS Learner Center, a magic circle : https://learner.lincs.ed.gov. Click on the America's Literacy Directory, under Featured Resources to search for content. Or even better, click on the Library for Adult Learners, which takes you to CSAL (Center for Adult Literacy) site. And there you are. Read more...

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From the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Grant Summary for the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL): Developing Instructional Approaches Suited to the Cognitive and Motivational Needs for Struggling Adults
The purpose of the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL) is to improve our understanding of ways to advance the reading skills of struggling adult learners reading at the 3rd to 8th grade levels. The Center will both conduct exploratory work on underlying cognitive and motivational processes that contribute to or impede reading development and develop and evaluate a multi-component reading intervention for this population. Read more…

Adult Cognition and Basic Literacy Research and Development Center Begins Its Work
According to the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL) launched its ambitious program of work on September 1, 2012. CSAL is the first IES-sponsored research and development center focused on adult cognition and basic literacy. Housed at Georgia State University, CASL will conduct a range of research projects all centered on improving literacy instruction of low-skill adults. Its specific goals are to build a richer understanding of the underlying cognitive and motivational processes that contribute to or impede struggling adult readers' development, to examine the adequacy of measurement instruments and assessments for them, and to develop and evaluate a multiple-component reading intervention for this population. Read more…

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From the US Department of Education: Office of Vocational and Adult Education

The Institute of Education Sciences Names New Adult Education Research Center
Funding for a five-year research center for adult education has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). This is the first research and development center funded by IES and dedicated to the reading development of adult learners reading at the third- to eighth-grade levels. Read more…

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From Georgia State University

Georgia State Awarded $10 Million Grant to Research and Advance Adult Literacy
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Georgia State University with a five-year $10 million grant to establish a new research center that will support research focusing on ways to improve adult literacy in the United States. The grant from the Institute of Education Sciences allows GSU to establish the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, where researchers will study the underlying cognitive and motivational issues of adults who struggle with reading. Read more…

GSU Receives $10 Million Grant to Support Adult Literacy
Poor literacy is often associated with poverty and can create intergenerational cycles furthering the ill effects of poor literacy on families and societies. To help support literacy, the Institute of Education Sciences awarded $10M to GSU to establish the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, a national research and development center. Read more…

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From Brock University

Child Psychologist Joins U.S. researchers to Study Adult Literacy
Jan Frijters’ research participants are usually about four feet tall and like to hang out in the playground. But now, the applied developmental psychologist in the Department of Child and Youth Studies, who specializes in children’s learning, is taking his research to the next level: adults who struggle to read basic words. Read more…

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From Atlanta Newspapers

GSU Gets $10M for Literacy Research Center
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Georgia State University landed a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to start a research center aimed at improving national adult literacy. At GSU’s Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, researchers will study the underlying cognitive and motivational issues of adults who struggle with reading, GSU said. Read more…

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