Low Educated Second Language and Literacy (LESLLA) For Adults

Symposia: 2006 Agenda

Research, Practice, and Policy for Low-educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition for Adults

November 2-3, 2006
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

The second annual conference on Research, Practice, and Policy for Low-educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) for Adults was held in Richmond, Virginia, 2-3 November, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Institutes for Research. Over eighty renowned researchers, practitioners, and policy makers convened at LESLLA to share the latest research and to develop and gain consensus on an international agenda in these three areas vis--vis the issues pertaining to the adult, low-educated, second language literacy learner.

The agenda included plenary speakers on research practice and policy, concurrent sessions, moderated panel discussions and the U.S. premiere of the European award-winning film, Newcomers in Morocco. Conference participants also developed an international research agenda (pdf) to promote LESLLA research and improved practice.

Proceedings from the conference were compiled into a book.








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