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Innovative Ideas

The Goodling Institute has three overarching goals:
The Goodling Institute has three overarching goals:
Innovative Ideas

   Goal 1:  Research

 

Goal 2: Professional Development

 

Goal 3: Policy

 

The Goodling Institute develops a sound conceptual, interdisciplinary research base for guiding practice and policy. This centralized link identifies issues pertinent to family literacy.  

 

Family Pathways Program

New Family Literacy Program!
New Family Literacy Program!
Family Pathways Program

Family Pathways provides family literacy services at STEP's Round Hills campus in Williamsport, PA.

The program provides adult education, parenting classes, and interactive literacy activities served in STEP's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

The Institute strives to advance the field of adult literacy.
The Institute strives to advance the field of adult literacy.
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

Initiatives focus on the family, workplace, and health, including:

  • Research in adult literacy and education
  • Career Pathways
  • Family literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Coalition building
  • America Reads
  • Instructional technology
  • Workforce preparation

Announcements

Registration OPEN for Spring ABE Certificate Courses
Register NOW for Family Literacy Certificate Courses! Scholarships available
2018 National Center for Families Learning Conference Presentations
Goodling Evaluates Smithsonian Learning Lab Print & Play Cards
Family Literacy Certificate SCHOLARSHIPS Available!
Penn State opens family literacy program in Williamsport
Penn State's Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has partnered with STEP Inc. to provide a new education program to needy families in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Policy brief brings national attention to family literacy
A new policy brief out of Penn State’s Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has identified a critical need for family literacy programs across the United States and calls for increased funding of these programs nationwide.
New Policy Paper - Changing the Course of Family Literacy
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Pennsylvania Center for the Book receives Library of Congress renewal
The Library of Congress recently renewed its agreement with the Pennsylvania Center for the Book for a sixth three-year term, extending the partnership through 2018. The center works closely with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy to develop online family literacy curriculum.
New Practitioner's Guide on Parent Engagement and Leadership
Parent Engagement Leadership Family Literacy
Study Shows that Many Pa. College Students Are Nontraditional
A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers, and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.
Penn State Researchers Receive Grant to Study Adult Literacy Skills in US
Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.
Retired Attorney Pursues Aspirations in Family Literacy with Certificate Through World Campus
After 20 years as a publishing lawyer, Janette Payne of Long Island, N.Y., is now pursuing her long-standing interest in literacy and adult basic education.

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