NLA Info: New teacher training tool for basic education
smith at literacy.upenn.edu
Mon Mar 22 07:16:30 EST 1999
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY EXPLORER (website and CD-ROM)
The International Literacy Institute is pleased to announce this new
multimedia teacher training tool for basic education.
(Currently available at http://www.literacyonline.org/explorer/ and also
in a cross-platform CD-ROM. Soon to be available in Spanish and French.)
The International Literacy Explorer is a multimedia teacher training tool
for basic education designed to give an overview of literacy and basic
education issues and practices in an international context.
Whether you are a teacher/practitioner, policymaker, or researcher, the
Explorer offers ideas, discussions, and activities to enrich your literacy
In the context of the worldwide effort to more fully and effectively
increase the literacy skills of all people, the Explorer focuses in on
several innovative, useful, and/or effective literacy projects and
programs across the globe.
Also included are supplementary sections on general literacy concepts and
statistics (an extensive interactive database is one component) to help
the user to better understand the consequences of widespread illiteracy,
the need for and importance of literacy education, and the achievements of
the specific literacy projects.
The Explorer has four main sections: Literacy Overview, Literacy Projects,
Statistics, and Resources.
For more information, please contact editor at literacy.upenn.edu, not the
The International Literacy Institute is co-sponsored by UNESCO and the
University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education. Online
information about the Institute and its mission can be found at:
Janet C. Smith, Ph.D. | National Center on Adult Literacy/
Editor/Webmaster | International Literacy Institute
smith at literacy.upenn.edu | University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-898-4539 | http://www.literacyonline.org =
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