National Framework: An Integrated Approach to Developing Essential Skills (2013)

This user-friendly guide for Essential Skills (ES) practitioners identifies and organizes the elements of ES practice that have proven to be effective in a variety of settings.

Produced as part of a participatory action-research project led by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), this guide is intended primarily for policy-makers and managers; instructors, faculty, and trainers; career counsellors and skills coaches; and curriculum developers.

It presents a unified approach to ES practice that consists of nine separate but complementary elements, including needs analysis; partnering; awareness and engagement; identification of pathways to employability; assessment; training and learning; feedback and follow-up; organizational and institutional capacity, and practitioners’ skills.

Readers can also refer to case studies, written by college practitioners who were accompanied by specialists as they reported on the validation of the approach within their projects. Abstracts of each case study are gathered in a booklet that can be viewed on the ACCC’s website at http://www.accc.ca/.

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Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). National Framework: An Integrated Approach to Developing Essential Skills 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/accc/accc_integrated_approach/accc_integrated_approach.pdf>
Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) (2013). National Framework: An Integrated Approach to Developing Essential Skills. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/accc/accc_integrated_approach/accc_integrated_approach.pdf
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