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105 STAT. 334 PUBLIC LAW 102-73—JULY 25, 1991 TITLE I—LITERACY: STRATEGIC PLAN- NING, RESEARCH, AND COORDINATION SEC. 101. LITERACY RELATED PROGRAMS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDU- CATION. Section 202 of the Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3412) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(h) The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, in addition to performing such functions as the Secretary may prescribe, shall have responsibility for coordination of all literacy ' ^^' related programs and policy initiatives in the Department. The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education shall assist in coordinating the related activities and programs of other Federal departments and agencies.". SEC. 102. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY. 20 USC 1213c (a) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of the amendment made by this note. section to enhance the national effort to eliminate the problem of illiteracy by the year 2000 by improving research, development and information dissemination through a national research center. 20 USC 1213c (b) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that— "°te. (1) much too little is known about how to improve access to, and enhance the effectiveness of, adult literacy programs, assessment tools, and evaluation efforts; (2) there is neither a reliable nor a central source of information about the knowledge base in the area of literacy; (3) a national institute for literacy would— ., (A) provide a national focal point for research, technical assistance and research dissemination, policy analysis, and , program evaluation in the area of literacy; and (B) facilitate a pooling of ideas and expertise across fragmented programs and research efforts, (c) AMENDMENT TO THE ADULT EDUCATION ACT.— Section 384 of the Adult Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1213c) is amended— (1) in the second sentence of subsection (a), by inserting after "shall include" the following: "the operation of the Institute established by subsection (c) and"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(c) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) There is established the National Institute for Literacy (in this section referred to as the 'Institute'). The Institute shall be administered under the terms of an interagency agreement entered into by the Secretary with the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the 'Interagency Group'). The head of any other agency designated by the President may be involved in the operation of the Institute as fits the involvement of such agency in accomplishing the purposes of the Institute. The Secretary may include in the Institute any research and development center supported under section 405(d)(4)(A)(ii) of the General Education Provisions Act and any other center, institute, or clearinghouse established within the Department of Education whose purpose is determined by the Secretary to be related to the purpose of the Institute. "(2) The Institute shall have offices separate from the offices of any agency or department involved in the operation of the Institute.