Suzanne Smythe

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations (2012)

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The author has combined a literature review with in-depth interviews with educators who are using digital technologies in adult basic education (ABE) programs and to support professional development.

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2012-10-01

Toward a "whole life" approach (2007)

A guide to learning disabilities resources for adult literacy educators

This reference guide is written for adult literacy educators looking for resources to support their practice in the area of learning disabilities(LD). The authors treat learning disabilities as a “whole life” issue that shapes not only literacy and learning, but also people’s self-esteem, family and work life.

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2008-02-29

A Conceptual Framework to Guide Professional Development (2007)

Toward a "Whole Life" Perspective on Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings

This review presents a selection of recent research on learning disabilities in adult literacy settings and considers the implications of this research for supporting professional development in adult literacy settings. It includes a conceptual framework that draws together the major strands of learning disability research into a cohesive tool to inform teaching, learning and professional development strategies.

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2008-02-20

The Good Mother (2006)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century

Suzanne Smythe's theseis explores literacy advice to parents as a gendered practice of power rather than an institutional truth.

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2006-10-20

Learning from the Weaving Literacy Project (2005)

A report on the process and outcomes of the Weaving Literacy project

In this report, you will read about the principles supporting integrated approaches to literacy, the Weaving Literacy project design, its outcomes and the issues that emerged from this work. The report concludes with recommendations for sustaining and deepening links between literacy and community-building in Canadian communities.

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2006-06-03

Building Culture and Community (2000)

Family and Community Literacy Partnerships in Canada's North

This paper describes the work of the Nunavut Literacy Council, with a focus on Cambridge Bay, a village of 1 500 people located on the tip of Victoria Island, sixty kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.

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2005-02-09
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