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NIFL List Colleagues,

The Adult Literacy Education(ALE) Wiki is a free, volunteer, online  
environment for practitioners, researchers, adult learners and others  
who are interested in the connections between research, professional  
knowledge, and practice in adult basic education, adult secondary  
education, and English language learning. Like other wikis*, this is  
a text environment where you can read what others have written, but  
also easily contribute your own knowledge, opinions, findings, and  
observations. The ALE Wiki includes discussions and resources on a  
number of topics ranging from adult basic literacy, to assessment,  
workforce and workplace education, and public policy. The current  
list of topics will be found below. In the topic areas are selected  
discussions which have taken place on electronic lists such as this  
one, summaries of these discussions, links to relevant research,  
research citations, bibliographies, glossaries of terms, and other  

The ALE Wiki is a complement to electronic discussion lists; a handy  
electronic reference shelf of definitions, research findings, and  
theory; and other resources for selected discussion topics which take  
place on adult literacy electronic lists.  It may also be a good  
environment for discussions on adult literacy topics such as basic  
literacy, young adult literacy, GED, or Corrections basic education,  
which do not have discussion lists dedicated to them.

Because a wiki is an easily edited document environent, current or  
past electronic list discussions can be copied to it, continued at  
any time, and referenced (and linked) in future electronic list  
discussions.  It is also an environment where researchers can  
describe their completed and ongoing work, see how practitioners are  
reacting to or using their research, and see what questions and  
issues practitioners and adult learner leaders think are important to  

By design, a wiki is a participatory environment.  Practitioners,  
researchers, learners and others are invited to voluntarily add to  
and improve the ALE Wiki.

To visit the Adult Literacy Education Wiki Main page, go to:

To set up a log-in account, in order to add to the ALE Wiki, go to:

Discussion Topics

1 Basic Literacy
2 Evidence Based Adult Education
3 Adult Learners' Self-Study
4 Learner Persistence
5 Distance and Persistence
6 Corrections Education
7 Assessment Information
8 Adult Literacy Professional Development
9 Participatory and Emancipatory Education
10 Research to Practice, Practice to Research
11 Accountability
12 Public Policy
13 Technology
14 Workforce, Workplace and Worker Education
15 Classroom Practices that Work
16 GED Research
17 Family Literacy
18 Learning Disabilities
19 Numeracy Research and Practice
20 English for Speakers of Other Languages
21 Young Adult Literacy

*wiki wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "very very quickly" - wiki  
alone means "quick."

David J. Rosen
Adult Literacy Education Wiki Organizer

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