Dee McRae

Snakes and ladders for learning: learning disabilities edition (2011)

Designed for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game uses a new take on a traditional board game to foster awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. In this version, the ladders and snakes represent the ups and downs of learning and learning disabilities.

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2012-10-10

The ACME Guide to Literacy Practice in Community: A Conversation for Literacy Practitioners (2009)

This guide grew out of a project entitled "From the Ground Up: A Research-in-Practice Approach to Outcome-Oriented Program Evaluation," undertaken in British Columbia.

The authors explain that the guide was originally intended to be an informal introduction to measurement in literacy practice. As they wrote, they found themselves thinking more about the complexities of literacy itself and the essence of literacy practice.

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2012-01-24

Monitoring Tools: Reflective Practice (2006)

Houston Link to Learning and Storytellers' Foundation

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

Make it Real: Participatory Action Research with Adult Learners (2006)

This document offers an approach to teaching adult literacy learners that is respectful of their current place in the world and also allows them to develop personal skills and capacities to allow them to further explore, expand and negotiate their world. The author will show the reader the ways this happened, and what she thinks caused this growth to occur in a project she facilitated "Hair Straight Back".

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2007-12-13

Dancing in the Dark (2003)

How do Adults with Little Formal Education Learn? How do Literacy Practitioners do Collaborative Research?

This is a report of a research project intended to answer two questions, 1) How do adults with little formal education learn?, and; 2) How do literacy practitioners do collaborative research? To both, there is a set of intricate steps that involve others: dancing. In both, there is a lack of formal training, education or certification to permit the dancers to do what they are doing: dark…thus, the title, “Dancing in the Dark”.

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2003-12-17

Community Computer Literacy: Lunchroom Learning, The Link at the Library and Computer Camps (1998)

Three Different Approaches to Increasing Computer Literacy in the Community

This report describes a project that was designed to assist the people of Houston, BC with technological literacy. The project's organizers decided that the most effective way for individuals to increase their skill and comfort level was to have fun with computers, so they provided computers for open-ended learning and play, with back-up support and instruction. Instruction was low-key and relaxed. All instruction was free.

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1998-01-01

Community Computer Literacy - Lunchroom Learning, the Link at the Library and Computer Camps (1998)

A detailed report on three successful projects developed by Houston Link to Learning (British Columbia) to increase computer literacy in the community.

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1998-01-01
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