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WELCOME to the AAACE - National Literacy Advocacy (AAACE-NLA) online discussion list.

The purpose of the AAACE-NLA list is to provide subscribers with information about national issues that affect adult literacy/basic/secondary education and English for Speakers of Other Languages legislation, policy, and funding. It should help list members inform policy makers about courses of action that will benefit adult learners enrolled in literacy, biliteracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED), External or Adult Diploma Programs (EDP or ADP) and other kinds of adult literacy education programs.

All messages related to adult literacy/basic education/ESOL public policy are welcome:

1. research or job announcements, calls for conference papers, and conference announcement postings are welcome only if their content is clearly related to adult literacy/basic skills/ESOL public policy;

2. announcements of literacy-related publications of all kinds are welcome;

3. inquiries about adult education methods or practices are welcome; however, unless they are related to public policy, the poster should ask that replies be sent to her/him, not to the NLA list;

4. questionnaires can be posted provided: a) it is made clear that replies are to be sent to the poster, not to the NLA list; and b) if they are public-policy related, the poster agrees to send a summary of the results to the NLA list; and

5. short, grant RFP notices of all kinds can be posted, preferably if they list a Web site where one could see the whole RFP online.

Subscribers are encouraged to post information to the list, use the list postings to inform policy makers, and use the list to raise and discuss questions and concerns about policy issues affecting adult literacy education. The NLA list is intended to provide a forum for discussion of public policy issues in which there is broad participation from all those who have a stake in adult literacy education: learners, practitioners, researchers, staff developers, policy makers, and others.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the AAACE-NLA Archives.

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