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Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This report outlines alternative ways of documenting non-academic outcomes in community-based adult literacy programs.

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2014-04-29

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Adult and Youth Literacy (2013)

UIS Fact Sheet, September 2013 - No.26

This fact sheet presents literacy data as of September 2013 from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), which collects data on youth and adult literacy through its annual survey on literacy and educational attainment.

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2014-04-25

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis – Dock Worker (2010)

Dock workers are responsible for sorting, handling, and loading freight as safely and efficiently as possible. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and moving companies.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), breaks down the job of a dock worker to identify specific tasks carried out and skills required.

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2014-04-25

Building on Investment: The Power in Partnerships (2013)

Sector Council Case Study

The Building on Investment (BOI) project used partnerships to enhance the English skills of recent immigrants working in the construction industry in Alberta.

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2014-04-23

Cook – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of an easy-to-read career planning resource. The authors use the example of a cook working in a hospital kitchen to explain the nature of the job; workplace conditions; necessary skills and traits; potential wages; and possible training required.

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2014-04-23

Widening Access: Making the Transition from Mass to Universal Post-Secondary Education in Canada (2009)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, Special Issue, Article 3, 2009

This paper highlights some of the contemporary challenges facing postsecondary education in Canada and focuses on the need for a system that is more democratic, open, and accessible.

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2014-04-22

Chapter 5 – Elections, Activity 4 – Voter Information Card - Listening: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:04] (2010)

This audio file accompanies an activity designed to explain the importance of a voter information card. It is part of a resource developed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults.

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2014-04-22

Elevate: Testing new delivery models to better meet the needs of adults (2013)

This document describes a project designed to examine and test the effectiveness of workforce training models that integrate both job-specific skills and Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the food-processing industry. The goal is to create a clearer sightline between those who want to work and the employer who needs workers with specific skill sets.

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2014-04-17

Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide (2013)

This guide is a teaching companion to the Alberta Reading Benchmarks (ARB). It explains the different benchmarks and how certain teaching strategies can be applied to help Aboriginal learners with their skills in reading English printed text. It suggests learning activities and outlines possible lesson progressions for levels which loosely correspond to Grades 1 to 9.

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