Colleges and Universities

Beginner's Guide for Program Coordinators of Smaller Literacy Agencies (2009)

A guide intended for the new agency Program Coordinator as a quick start to best practices in the Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills arena

This guide is intended to ease the transition process for a newly hired program coordinator at a smaller literacy agency. It is also meant as a tool for regional literacy networks to ease that transition by encouraging the network to take an active role in mentoring and coaching.

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2010-01-20

Skills for the Future: A Training Resource for Literacy Practitioners (2003)

During Community Literacy of Ontario’s preliminary work on a practitioner training strategy, practitioners expressed the need to develop a training resource for literacy practitioners, specifically for paid staff. This manual is the response to that need.

The author has based the manual on input from practitioners gained through surveys, focus groups, reference groups, field tests and online discussions.

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2009-08-12

Information Literacy - Finding Information (2009)

An overview of Information Literacy (IL) is provided to introduce the IL process. A brief overview of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), a system of classifying Canadian occupation is presented, followed by information on Essential Skills (ES) and Essential Skills profiles.

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2009-07-07

The 3Rs of Research Practitioner Toolkit (2008)

This toolkit is designed for practitioners who may feel intimidated at the prospect of integrating research into a program.

The authors begin by defining “research in practice” simply as using the evidence of research and applying it in some way to one’s own experience and “research integration” as using the knowledge of the research.

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2009-07-07

Awakening the Giant Within: Reflections on Strategies for Recruiting Francophone Adults to French-Language Literacy Programs (2008)

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The purpose of this study was to discover strategies for encouraging adult francophones with poor literacy skills to articulate a need for literacy training and strategies that education centres can use to answer that need adequately.

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2009-06-10

Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success (2008)

A Literature Review

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program was approved for delivery in July 2004 at all 24 colleges in Ontario by the Colleges Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. ACE is a Grade 12 Equivalent program for the purpose of entry to college and apprenticeship programming.

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2009-05-20

Pathways to College (2008)

Report of the Adult Student Pathways to College Post-secondary Programs Project

About 25 per cent of students in post-secondary Ontario college programs have delayed their entrance to college and have never participated in any form of post-secondary education. These delayed entrants take multiple pathways to college that include participating in courses or programs to upgrade their academic skills.

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2009-02-24

Report on the Integration of College Academic Upgrading Programs (2008)

with Pre-Apprenticeship, Pre-Trades and Apprenticeship Programming

This is a report on research that has been conducted on the integration between college Academic Upgrading programs and Pre-Apprentice, Pre-Trades and Apprenticeship programming in Ontario. The research is part of a larger College Sector Committee (CSC) project entitled "Supporting Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programming through College Academic Upgrading Programs."

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2009-02-24

Successful Transitions... To College Post-secondary and Apprenticeship Programs (2008)

Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Framework Initiative

Successful Transitions to College Post-secondary and Apprenticeship Programs is a follow-up study to the 2007 report entitled Essential Skills for Success in College Post-secondary and Apprenticeship Programs.

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2009-02-24

Building Momentum and Finding Champions for Workplace Literacy in Ontario (2002)

Field Report

This is a field report of a project on workplace literacy in Ontario. This project had four main goals:
1- Conduct a literature review;
2 - Identify the current level of awareness and commitment to workplace/workforce literacy among human resource professionals in Ontario;
3 - Establish a baseline measure to gauge the impact of a social marketing strategy for workplace literacy;

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2009-02-09

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