Audrey M Thomas

Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Program Evaluation Kit (1989)

This is a self-study evaluation kit developed to help programs examine their practice, reflect upon it and try to see how things could be done differently in the hope that this reflection would lead to action and improved programs.

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2005-03-04

Adult Illiteracy in Canada - A Challenge (1983)

This landmark study of the early 1980s provides a useful glimpse of the "state of the art" at that time. This publication addresses issues facing a substantial number of Canadians, the illiterate and the seriously-undereducated.

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2003-06-03

Discussion Paper - Family Learning Activities in British Columbia (1981)

The subject of this Discussion Paper is family learning activities as they relate to the continuing education divisions of the public educational institutions of British Columbia.

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2003-06-03

Regional Professional Development and Needs Assessment Project Report (1993)

ABEABC Regional Development Project

This report describes a project carried out in British Columbia in 1992-93 with the goal of making professional development more accessible for Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners by presenting workshops in different regions of the province.

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2002-09-10

Opening Minds Behind Closed Doors (1992)

Literacy in B.C. Corrections

This project was designed to determine the experiences of offenders in adult correctional facilities in the province in relation to their literacy needs, and to discover where and how those needs were being met. The author also makes recommendations for future action in relation to literacy programs.

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2002-08-28

The Reluctant Learner (1990)

Research Report on Nonparticipation and Dropout in Literacy Programs in British Columbia

The aim of this project was to explore the reasons why individuals in British Columbia chose not to participate in Adult Basic Education Literacy programs, or why they dropped out. This report reviews the literature on related topics; outlines the procedures followed by the writer to obtain some answers to the problems in the British Columbian context; presents the findings; and discusses the results.

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2002-08-01

Exemplary Adult Literacy Programs and Innovative Practices in Canada (1989)

The author was asked to "research and report in writing on existing programs and delivery mechanisms for adult literacy that might be seen as 'exemplary' by adult literacy practitioners in British Columbia." This report provides descriptive case-studies of thirteen innovative adult literacy programs in Canada, many of which have been in existence for nearly ten years or more and thus have a track record.

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2002-07-31

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

Analysis of Integrated Learning Systems and Their Use in Adult Basic Education Programs in British Columbia (1994)

This project was designed to provide an independent descriptive analysis of six of the computer systems in use in Adult Basic Education programs in British Columbia. The systems are:

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1994-02-28

Adult Literacy in the Seventies (1978)

Conference report

This is the report of a Canadian Workshop on Adult Basic and Literacy Education held from October 27-30, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario. Over 200 people took part in the Conference and they came from all parts of Canada and represented many fields of endeavour.

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1990-01-01

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