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The Literacy Association of Tennessee promotes a literate society by bringing together a network of people dedicated to sharing knowledge and information about literacy through programs and services.


  • To promote a literate society in Tennessee
  • To provide leadership in the field of literacy
  • To collaborate with other organizations to enhance literacy throughout the state


  • To form a partnership with the International Literacy Association by promoting membership and participating in ILA sponsored council activities.
  • To encourage the study of reading problems at all educational levels.
  • To stimulate & promote research in developmental, creative, corrective & remedial reading.
  • To study the various factors that influence progress in reading.
  • To publish the results of pertinent and significant factors that influence progress in reading.
  • To assist in the development of improved teacher-training programs.
  • To act as a clearinghouse for information relating to reading.
  • To disseminate knowledge helpful for solving problems related to reading.
  • To sponsor conferences and meetings.

The Literacy Association of Tennessee is a state chapter of the International Literacy Association.

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