Literacy Development and Poverty Reduction: Seven Recommendations for Action (2011)

This report was developed by the Nunavut Literacy Council (NLC) in response to the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s call for contributions to an action plan.

In the report, the NLC recommends prioritizing support for the development of oral language and literacy skills in the Inuit language in order to achieve stable bilingualism. The authors note that research demonstrates that a strong foundation in an individual’s mother tongue best supports the development of advanced language skills later in life.

They also recommend researching, developing, and supporting embedded literacy programming, which purposefully integrates oral language and literacy skill development into other subject‐specific learning contexts. Embedding literacy has been shown to be highly effective in many learning contexts, but two particularly promising applications of this model in Nunavut are to trades and vocational training and to non‐formal community programs.

Other recommendations include conducting language and literacy audits of all training programs in Nunavut; researching, developing, and supporting customized workplace education programs; supporting family literacy programming; and increasing and improving support for non‐governmental, community‐based work.

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2013-09-17
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Nunavut Literacy Council. Literacy Development and Poverty Reduction: Seven Recommendations for Action 2011. Web. 17 Feb. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nlc/literacy_development_poverty_reduction/literacy_development_poverty_reduction.pdf>
Nunavut Literacy Council (2011). Literacy Development and Poverty Reduction: Seven Recommendations for Action. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nlc/literacy_development_poverty_reduction/literacy_development_poverty_reduction.pdf
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