New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 3 (2010)

Reading Text

This curriculum unit is part of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project, which was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. The project is based on existing workplace Essential Skills curricula, adapted to meet the needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners.

This unit focuses on the essential skill of reading text, with particular reference to workplace documents. The authors note that such documents contain vocabulary specific to the company or industry. Because this jargon can be difficult to understand, employees must become familiar with various types of job-specific language use and style.

Participants explore a variety of business documents; identify the characteristics of such documents; interpret the information contained in them; and study government documents related to First Nations. Among the materials used are a plain-language version of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, along with various historic First Nations peace and friendship treaties.

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New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project. New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 3 2010. Web. 15 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nbawes/course3/course3.pdf>
New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project (2010). New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 3. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nbawes/course3/course3.pdf
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