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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 25, 2003 - Issue 79


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Allan Rock announces $2.16-Million in Research to Improve Children’s Language and Literacy Development

January 20, 2003 – London, ON – Industry Minister Allan Rock, announced today that The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, part of the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program, invested $2,166,441.00 in 46 multi-disciplinary research projects at 26 institutions across Canada. Each research project furthers Canada’s goal of improving children’s language and literacy skills.

More than five million Canadian adults have language and literacy deficiencies. The Network's research activities focus on early child development because language and literacy deficiencies are best addressed and prevented early in life. The solutions to these problems require collaboration between many scientific disciplines, practitioners and private and public partners. The Network was created to build these linkages and exchanges.

"Twenty-five per cent of Canadian adults have difficulty understanding even simple written documents," said Allan Rock, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Networks of Centres of Excellence. "By investing in research on language and literacy development, and through our ongoing commitment to lifelong learning, the Government of Canada is helping to ensure that all Canadians have the chance to succeed and to be contributing members of the knowledge based economy."

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