Towards an Integrated Model to Support the Literacy Development of Francophones in Canada (2011)

This discussion paper was published by Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), formerly known as the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF).

The authors propose a shift away from a model based on the development of literacy training programs towards one based on continued skills development and, eventually, upon a continuum of services in a community.

They suggest that striving for a learning community is a better goal than striving for a fully literate society. The fully literate society, in addition to being unattainable in a practical sense, is an end in itself. It is based on providing maximum literacy training to bring the entire population to a minimum acceptable level of basic skills, according to arbitrary standards beyond the adult learner’s control. This seems unrealistic, given the diversity of human needs and the complexity of society.

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978-0-9813831-7-0
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2012-02-13
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Donald Lurette, Sylvie Roy and Normand Lévesque. Towards an Integrated Model to Support the Literacy Development of Francophones in Canada 2011. Web. 2 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/resdac/towards_support_francophones/towards_support_francophones.pdf>
Donald Lurette, Sylvie Roy & Normand Lévesque (2011). Towards an Integrated Model to Support the Literacy Development of Francophones in Canada. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/resdac/towards_support_francophones/towards_support_francophones.pdf
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