Web Sites: Federal Government Sites
America's Literacy Directory
This online, searchable database of U.S. literacy programs is a joint service of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, and Verizon. Database can be accessed through the National Institute for Literacy's toll-free number (800-228-8813).
The Education Information Resources Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a vast national education information network that includes the National Library of Education (part of the U.S. Department of Education). Searchable database includes research reports, journals, conference papers, curriculum materials, program or project descriptions, and other materials.
National Adult Literacy Database (NALD)
Canada's adult literacy information network. Users can search online books, research reports, articles, reviews, abstracts about educational resources, and listservs. Also provides links of interest to practitioners, tutors, and learners.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
This site provides information about the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), a nationally representative and continuing assessment of the literacy skills of adults in the U.S. Reports and analyses from the 1985 and 1992 surveys are available; next survey will be conducted in 2002.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the division of the U.S. Department of Education that collects and analyzes data related to education in the United States and other nations. Searchable database includes reports on adult education.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Partnering with businesses, universities, communities, and workers, the Department of Commerce works to advance job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improving living standards.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Supports national research, evaluation, demonstration, and technical assistance activities to prepare youth and adults for postsecondary education and the workforce. Offers a compilation of resources that examine workplace education programs and workforce development services offered by community colleges.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is charged with protecting the health and providing essential human services to those Americans who need assistance, such as the elderly, infants and children, and individuals with disabilities. The Department's various initiatives include Head Start and financial assistance and services to low-income families.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD works to create ownership opportunities for all Americans, provides housing to low-income adults, and supports local communities meeting the needs of the community members. HUD currently has several community initiatives including collecting information, resources and examples on how to strengthen communities.
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Targets youth, adults, and dislocated workers. Resources include a searchable database of ETA documents and memorandums, publications from the Office of Policy and Research on major worker groups, research publications on learning technologies and SCANS reports.