Adult Education/Parenting Websites

American Association for Adult Continuing Education  (AAACE)

The mission of AAACE is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory research, information, and best practices; promoting identify and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives (AAACE, Who We Are, 2011).

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)

CAELA helps states build their capacity to promote English language learning and academic achievement of adults learning English (CAELA, Homepage, 2012).

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization promoting access, equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world. (CAL, Homepage, 2015).

Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

COABE provides leadership, communication, professional development, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners (COABE, Homepage, 2012).

International Reading Association (IRA)

The mission of IRA is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.  Members promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit (IRA, About IRA, 2012).

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)

LINCS is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources (LINCS, Homepage, 2012).

National Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (NCSALL)

The NCSALL is dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.  The research dissemination efforts of NCSALL ended on March 31, 2007, with the end of the federal funding. The research publications, Focus on Basics, training and teaching resources, and other materials continue to be available on the NCSALL website (NCSALL, About NCSALL, 2007).

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)

OCTAE administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges (OCTAE, Homepage, 2012).

Pennsylvania Adult Education Resources

A resource for PA adult education and family literacy teachers, tutors, and administrators.