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Date: Thu Jan 13 2005 - 13:49:54 EST

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Hi, Don:

The symposium sessions were structured to engage participants, following each research
presentation, in a discussion of the implications for policy, practice, and further
research. Participants, in groups of 6 to 8, completed response cards on the implications
of each research presentation. CALPRO staff now are compiling the response cards
from all 30 concurrent sessions and we will post these to the Symposium Web site 

We also put together a binder containing abstracts of each research presentation
and distributed these to participants. We will save these abstracts in pdf formats
and post these to the Symposium Web site. In addition, we have some of the researchers'
PowerPoints that we will save in pdf and post to the Web site. And we will post 
the photos taken at the Symposium to the Web site. All these items will serve as
an archive of events and information sharing from the symposium.

Then, to encourage continuing dialogue about the Symposium, CALPRO Research Analyst,
Erik Jacobson, has begun a LPRPConnections (Literacy-Practice-Research-Policy) electronic
discussion list. You can subscribe by visiting the CALPRO Web site
and clicking on the link and following the directions there. Erik also, with tremendous
support from David Rosen, is in the process of setting up a wiki (a multi-user Web
page) on implications from the symposium, including a glossary of research terms.
The fun thing about the wiki is that any subscriber can edit and add his/her own
comments and insights about the entries. As soon as all the above are ready, we 
will announce to all the NIFL lists. We need a bit more time to prepare all these;
we're working on them now and should have them up in a few weeks' time.

So, to anwer your question, we are continuing the work begun at the Symposium, but
we have not submitted summary articles to newspapers or magazines.  Instead, we 
are hoping that the field will continue its dialogue through the above vehicles 
about these research topics and that, eventually, a research agenda for adult literacy
may evolve. Thanks for your interest.  

-Mary Ann Corley
 Erik Jacobson

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From: dharting <>
Sent: Jan 12, 2005 1:07 PM
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Subject: [NIFL-HEALTH:4621] Press coverage of December symposium

Last month there was a symposium in Sacramento, California entitled
"Supporting Student Success: What Research Tells Us." Sponsors included
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and  Literacy (NCSALL) and
the California Dept. of Education.

Has anybody seen any coverage of this event in the mainstream press, say
newspapers or magazines? Or specialized publications like education or
social service newsletters or trade publications?

Don Harting
Editor, Special Projects and Program Publishing
ProLiteracy Worldwide
1320 Jamesville Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 422-9121 ext. 375
Fax (315) 422-6369

Don H.
ext. 375


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