Volume 4, Issue D ::: April 2001
B L A C K B O A R D
- NCSALL has a new web site, Health Literacy Studies. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy This site is designed for professionals in health and in education who are interested in the issue of health literacy.
- In Plain Language, a 15-minute video that brings attention to the importance of literacy to health, is now available from NCSALL. In Plain Language expands the current notion of health literacy from a medical definition to a broader public health definition, highlighting the importance of health literacy at home, at work, and in the community. The video is available for $10; to order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jessica Mortensen at (617) 482-9485 X535.
Adult Multiple Intelligences
- Information on NCSALL's Adult Multiple Intelligences research is now available via the Adult Multiple Intelligences web site at pzweb.harvard.edu/ami. The site features articles, resources, and a sharing center for those engaged in using multiple intelligence theory in their classrooms or programs.
- A NCSALL Occasional Paper, Multiple Intelligences in Practice: Teacher Research Reports from the Adult Multiple Intelligences Study, a 250-page volume edited by Silja Kallenbach and Julie Viens, is now available. It's an excellent example of teacher research as well as a very informative source on Multiple Intelligences. It can be downloaded from NCSALL's web site http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu, or purchased for $10 by contacting by emailing email@example.com or calling Jessica Mortensen at (617) 482-9485 X535.
Change in Literacy Practices
- NCSALL Reports #17: Affecting Change in Literacy Practices of Adult Learners: Impact of Two Dimensions of Instruction, by Victoria Purcell-Gates, Sophie Degener, Erik Jacobson, and Marta Soler, is now available. Download it from NCSALL's web site, http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu, or order a printed copy for $10 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Jessica Mortensen at (617) 482-9485 X535.
Research and Development Plan
- A National Plan for Research and Development in Adult Education and Literacy, a new publication from the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), NCSALL, and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), represents a collaborative effort to set a research agenda for the field of adult basic education. The Plan also includes a literature review, input from experts and stakeholders, recommendations on dissemination, and a potential research-to-practice model. Call the NIFL hotline at 1-800-228-8813 for printed copies. An online version is available at www.nifl.gov.
Career and Technical Education
- The National Research and Dissemination Centers for Career and Technical Education, funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education, engage in activities designed to improve career and technical education. The Centers are operated by five primary partners: University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, Oregon State University, and The Pennsylvania State University. NCSALL is collaborating with the Information Synthesis Products project, operated by the National Dissemination Center, to disseminate information about career and technical education to adult educators. More information on the Centers and their programs can be accessed at http://nccte.com.
AmericaConnects: Resources on Community Technology
- In Volume 4 C of Focus on Basics, we neglected to include the biography of Janet C. Smith, author of "Technology - Based Projects and Resources for Adult Basic Education." Janet is editor, web manager, and a project manager at National Center on Adult Literacy/International Literacy Institute, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She produces publications and is responsible for the LITERACY.org web site. Her most recent project was the International Literacy Explorer web site/CD-ROM.
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