Sarah Elaine Eaton

The Need For Increased Integration of Technology and Digital Skills in the Literacy Field in Canada (2011)

The author of this report notes that technology has become an integral part of both the learning experience and everyday life. Therefore, there is a greater need than ever before to integrate technology into the literacy profession in Canada.

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2012-02-22

Canadian English: Not Just a Hybrid of British and American English (1998)

This paper was presented at a workshop on teaching English as a foreign language, held at the Universidad de Holguin in Cuba in 1998. In it, the author grapples with the idea of Canadian English as something more than a simple mixture of British and American usages.

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2011-12-09

Portfolios to Assess Literacy and Second Language (2011)

An Annotated Bibliography

The author notes that the practice of using portfolios for second-language teaching has increased in popularity while, almost simultaneously, there has been a rise in the use of similar frameworks in the field of literacy. However, there is little collaboration between practitioners in each of the two fields.

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2011-06-28

Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century (2010)

The author has analysed recent research in order to identify current and emerging trends in language education and has concluded that the focus on language education in the twenty-first century is no longer on grammar, memorization and learning from rote, but rather using language and cultural knowledge as a means to communicate and connect to others around the globe.

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2011-01-18

27 Ways to Celebrate Family Literacy Day (2010)

This document uses Essential Skills as the basis for activities to celebrate Family Literacy Day, observed in Canada annually on January 27.

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2011-01-14

Evaluation of a Videoconferencing Pilot Project: Training for Volunteer Literacy Tutors for speakers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) (2010)

An iCCAN Pilot Project in Collaboration with the Rural Routes Initiative - Final Report

This report provides an overview of a literacy tutor-training pilot project delivered via videoconferencing through the iCCAN project, a not-for-profit provincial network of videoconferencing sites. The project was undertaken in association with the Rural Routes Initiative at Alberta’s Norquest College.

In the project, two groups each received two sessions, each two hours in length, of videoconferencing professional development.

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2010-02-26

Formal, non-formal and informal learning: The case of literacy, essential skills and language learning in Canada (2010)

The author explores the differences and the links between formal, non-formal and informal learning. Formal learning is intentional, organized and structured and is often arranged by an institution. Non-formal learning may or may not be intentional and arranged by an institution but it is at least loosely organized. Informal learning is never organized and is thought of as spontaneous and related to experience.

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2010-02-17

Best practices for late entry learners into college academic upgrading programs (2009)

Annotated bibliography - June 2008

This annotated bibliography covers a variety of topics related to late entry learners in college academic upgrading programs. The programs include: adult literacy, adult basic education and upgrading, adult education, best practices, aboriginal literacy, literacy among learners of English as a Second or other language, literacy for persons with disabilities, and workplace and essential skills.

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2009-08-04

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning - Final report (2009)

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning was a unique event, the first of its kind in Western Canada. It was inspired by the research project "Effective Techniques and Tools for Immigrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Bilingual and Bicultural Literacy Programs" conducted by Bow Valley College instructor Brent Novodvorski.

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2009-07-07

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