Government of Alberta

Professional Development for Adult Literacy Practitioners (2014)

This document is part of a project undertaken to collect information and stories about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy. It is a compilation of all the articles that are part of the Stories from the Field project.

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2014-05-02

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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2014-04-17

Benchmarking the English Language Demands of the Nursing Profession Across Canada (2002)

This document describes the first phase of a project undertaken by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to determine the real-life English demands of nurses in Canada, and to assign the appropriate Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels to the required speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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2014-03-21

Evidence File Development Handbook (2012)

This handbook was developed for use by Community Adult Learning Centres (CALCs) in Alberta, though the authors note that it can be used in other literacy settings.

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2013-04-26

A chance for a better life: Development of the Immigrant Workforce in Smaller Communities and Rural Alberta (2012)

Final Report

This document outlines a year-long research project carried out by Alberta’s Bow Valley College to assess the workforce development needs of immigrants in rural communities or small urban centres in that province. The project included a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, and a focus group.

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2013-01-31

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

Analyzing the Language Demands of Construction Labourers: Excerpts from the Final Report (2010)

Report for the English Language Requirements for Construction Labourers Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-21

Analyzing the Language Demands of Electricians (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-17

What is Bullying? [Video – 5:34] (2009)

This six-minute video is part of a resource kit called entitled “Guard Against Bullying,” aimed at young people with low English literacy skills.

The video focuses on the nature of bullying, which can fall into one of four categories: verbal, social, physical, and cyber. It features scenes set in a large high school, with student actors taking on a variety of roles.

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2012-01-24

Loud & clear: The Alberta non-profit workforce speaks up (2011)

In the fall of 2011, more than 500 nonprofit sector employees in Alberta responded to an online survey about their employment experiences. This report summarizes the insights and recommendations the employees shared about how to attract, develop and retain staff in the nonprofit sector.

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