|Federal Web Sites
|The U.S. Department of Educations web
site provides information on Department programs, initiatives, research, and statistics.
The searchable subjects on this page are: Education, Federal Government, Directories,
Legislation, Grants, and Government Publications.
|Office of Vocational
and Adult Education
The Office of Vocational and
Adult Education at the US Department of Education has a new web page where you can
read about funded projects and even view photos of some of the staff.
|The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Developments web site offers information about HUD programs and information
including: Housing, Human services, Urban renewal, and the Federal government. The site
contains research findings on violence and resources for technical assistance and
| The Library of Congress has an
internet site which offers a plethora of information including: bibliographic databases,
legislation, Federal government, library services, library materials, library materials
(Braille), library materials (audio).
|Thomas: Legislative Information on the
Internet site is a great resources for finding full-texts of both House and Senate
legislation as well as the Congressional record. This site also offers links to the House
and Senate , C-SPAN, and the Library of Congress.
| The House and the Senate also have web sites which contain membership and
committee directories, committee information, information on Congress, and specific
information on many of the members.
| The Employment and Training Administration
| The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Servicess web site offers access to available Health and Human Services data on
the Internet. This site also offers access to the Public Health Service, the National
Institute of Health, and the Social Security Administration.
Associated Web Sites
| State Directors of Adult Education work closely with both the Consortium
and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Visit the AAACE site for information about conferences and
other items of interest.
| The National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy has many forums and listservs that adult educators can
serves as the Institute's comprehensive electronic communication and information system.
NIFL funds four state-based Regional LINCS to ensure that literacy groups in every
US state and territory have the technological capacity to produce and share electronic
information about literacy.
(Massachusetts) in addition to hosting the New England Resource Center (in partnership
with the National Center on Adult Literacy) also provides the best available Internet
resources on health and literacy and civic participation. For more information,
contact Jeff Carter, Director at 617-482-9485.
(Ohio) hosts the Oho Literacy Resource Center (OLRC) and specialized in resources related
to family literacy and numeracy, as well as technology training. For more
information, contact Janie Johnson,
Director at 330-672-2007.
Southern LINCS (Tennessee) hosts
the University of Tennessee's Center for Literacy and contributes specialized collections
on workforce education and correctional education. For more information, contact Mary Ziegler, Director at 423-974-4109.
Western LINCS (California) hosts
the California State Literacy Resource Center and the Outreach Technical Assistance
Network (OTAN) and has resources for English as a Second Language and science.
Contact Paul Heavenridge, Director at
510-834-0735 for more information.
| The ERIC system has turned 30 but
remains a very trustworthy source of information about education! For up to the minute
information about searching the ERIC database via the Internet, send an e-mail message to email@example.com (subject line and/or test are
optional). You will receive the most current Internet Access Points to ERIC
| The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment
System (CASAS) is a non-profit organization that provides competency-based curriculum
management, assessment and
evaluation systems to education and training programs.
|General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service
Testing services site provides current information about GED tests and administration.
For contact information for state GED programs, visit GED Contacts.
Reporting System Adult Basic
Education, as with so many other educational programs, often has difficulty in truly
reflecting the magnitude of outcomes for program participants. In recognition of this
need, the US Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) is
working with the State Directors of Adult Education to develop and implement a national
reporting system. The project is being conducted by Pelavin
Research Center in Washington, D. C.
| The Public Broadcasting Service has a web
site which offers information about PBS, National Programming, Learning Services (includes
PBS Adult Learning Service, PBS K-12 Learning Services, PBS Learning Link, PBS MATHLINE,
PBS Online, PTY-The Ready to Learn Service of PBS, and PBS Video), Search PBS, PB Store,
and Local stations. Large subjects that can be searched on this site are Adult Education,
Mathematics Education, and Mass media.
| The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)
The Kentucky Network (KET) links
to many adult education and literacy sites on its links page.
| The National
Center on Adult Literacy (University of Pennsylvania, USA) has an extensive site
featuring the Center's research and practice reports as well as the newsletter, NCAL
Connections, all downloadable in several convenient formats. Also presented are the
electronic and video products on adult literacy produced by the Center. Links are provided
to other Internet adult literacy resources in the United States.
|National Center for
the Study of Writing
National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy has posted a Web site that
offers information about NCSWLs research projects, workshops, publications and
resources, and finally their researchers and staff. This research center is sponsored by
the U.S. Department of Education and is located at the Graduate School of Education of the
University of California at Berkeley.
| SABES, the System for Adult Basic Education Support is a comprehensive training and technical assistance initiative for
educators and programs. SABES services are delivered through five Regional Support Centers
located at Community Colleges across Massachusetts. The SABES web site is designed to
provide adult literacy practitioners with genuinely useful information. The site also
offers a list which connects you to several other literacy-related Web sites.
The Outreach and Technical Assistance
| The International
Literacy Institute (located at the University of Pennsylvania, USA) site provides a
calendar of literacy events, a listing of projects and publications, electronic copies of
Literacy Innovations, links to useful international literacy and education sites, and
abstracts of papers from the 1996 World Conference on Literacy.
| UNESCO's Education
Information Service provides important data on the organization's education projects
and publications. Links to other education servers on the Internet are featured as well as
links to UNESCO's Partners in Education. The site is extensive and updated frequently.