Is One Tongue Really Enough? Promoting Multilingual Literacy

  To promote multilingual literacy to the members of the IFLA is like preaching to the choir. International is almost equivalent to multilingual, as each nation has its own unique linguistic characteristics. So, too, IFLA is committed to a Global Vision spanning nearly 200 countries and territories, each with its […]

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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 495 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been recognized. Through these prestigious Prizes, UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies. Every […]

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Commemorating World Book Day in Ghana

Daniel Ofosu-Asamoah, Literacy Promotion Manager with the Ghana Book Development Council  has written on World Book  and Copyright Day in Ghana 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event couldn’t be marked in the usual manner. In his articles in Modern Ghana  and peacefm Daniel looks at the significance of […]

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State and County Estimates of Adult Literacy

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the U.S. Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The U.S. PIAAC Skills Map is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to access estimates of adult literacy and numeracy […]

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Survey Of What Kids Are Reading

Is nonfiction gaining traction? How important is background knowledge? How does reading translate to different careers? Get the answers to these questions and more in Renaissance Learning’s free What Kids Are Reading: 2020 Edition report. The world’s largest annual survey of K–12 student reading habits, What Kids Are Reading contains eye-opening research analyses and lists the […]

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International Literacy Association issue on Reading

The March/April issue of Literacy Today is now available! This special issue highlights both the joys and the mechanics involved in the act of reading. In doing so, ILA focuses on how reading shapes us as well as the tools and building blocks needed for that to happen.

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Literacy Leaders Book

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders Keys to School Improvement Second Edition. Guilford Press, 2020. Edited by Allison Swan Dagen and Rita M. Bean 25% off with a special ILA member discount: $40.00, $30.00 GET IT HERE  ►  This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with […]

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