Centre Goals

The goals of the Canadian Centre for Research on Literacy include:

  • Conducting basic and applied research on literacy. The benefits of such research include increased knowledge and understanding in an area of national and international importance.

  • Achieving national and international status as a Canadian Centre for Research on Literacy.

  • Attracting graduate students into a multidisciplinary graduate research centre in cooperation with all interested departments at the University of Alberta. An enviable program of research, teaching and intellectual excitement attracts highly competent graduate and post-doctoral fellows who acquire sound backgrounds in promoting literacy acquisition and in studying this complex process.

  • Building partnerships with agencies and groups in accord with the fulfillment of the preceding goals of the Centre.