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Library of Congress acknowledges national literacy centre's best practice

Library of Congress acknowledges national literacy centre's best practice

Last updated 13 December 2016
Last updated 12/13/2016

The National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults (National Centre) has received international acknowledgment by being selected as a 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honouree. 

The National Centre is hosted by the University of Waikato within the Faculty of Education. We fund the National Centre to deliver professional learning opportunities for tertiary providers and educators to improve their effectiveness in raising literacy and numeracy skills for adult learners.

The Library of Congress is the USA’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world. Its literacy awards are intended to draw public attention to the continuing need for literacy services and to increase awareness of the importance of literacy.

The award judges said the National Centre had shown an excellent implementation of a literacy promotion best practice that they felt should be recognised and shared widely. They said the Centre’s work promoting research-based professional development was a model of effective integration of theory and practice. 

The National Centre's Director Professor Diana Coben and Associate Director Nicola McCartney attended the Library of Congress Literary Awards Ceremony in Washington DC. They presented the Centre’s work in a wide range of workplace, civic and community settings, both rural and urban, and local, national and international in scope.