Aboriginal literacy

Learning Disabilities (2004)

A Guide for Educators who Work with Adult Learners

Many adult learners enrolled in adult literacy and adult basic education programs experience learning difficulties, and different teaching and learning methods are required to help these learners. The Nunavut Literacy Council has partnered with learning disabilities and literacy consultant Pat Hatt to develop this guide to help literacy facilitators and adult educators deal with this challenge.

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2008-01-29

Literacy Through Leadership : Outlining an Adult Literacy Strategy for British Columbians (2006)

Select Standing Committee on Education : First Report

In February 2006, the Government of British Columbia appointed the Select Standing Committee on Education to examine, inquire into and make recommendations regarding effective strategies to address the specific challenge of adult literacy.

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2008-01-28

Eat Right and Save Money - Revised (2009)

Thie book entitled "Eat Right and Save Money" is a plain language guide to healthy eating and includes the Cree translation. It was first published in 1996 with the Plain Language Nutrition Project and was subsequently reprinted and revised to incorporate the new Canada Food Guide.

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2007-09-14

Literacy as a Barrier to Employment (2005)

Addressing the Literacy Needs of Aboriginal People in Ontario

While the main objective of this discussion paper and literature review is to look at literacy as a barrier to employment, it is impossible to look at only one aspect of literacy skills development. One must also look at all of the pieces of the literacy puzzle and how they fit together in order to help learners succeed in their journey.

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2007-04-10

Needs Assessment Study on Literacy for Métis People (1997)

Based on a report called “Literacy for Metis People: A National Strategy”, the Metis National Council (MNC) continues to look at “recommendations for action in the areas of policy, program and strategies to meet the literacy needs of Métis people." The same report also constitutes the underlying principles and guidelines for the Métis National Council's Literacy Strategy.

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2007-03-26

Canadian Colleges & Institutes - Meeting the Needs of Aboriginal Learners (2005)

An Overview of Current Programs and Services, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Strategic Focus priorities for 2005-2006 included Aboriginal peoples’ access to post-secondary education, and enhancing student success support mechanisms in colleges and institutes which are grounded in Aboriginal values, culture and tradition.

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2006-12-14

The Transformative Nature of Culture-based Literacy Provision in Native Literacy Programs (2006)

The major objective of Cooper's research study was to explore the transformative nature of culture-based literacy approaches in the Native literacy field in Ontario using Indigenous research methodologies and applying a phenomenological analysis to the findings. It has shown that culture-based approaches to Native literacy are indeed transformative, not only for learners but for tutors and practitioners as well.

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2006-11-22

Information Series #2: Literacy in the Northwest Territories (2006)

Results from IALSS

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) provides a summary of how well adults understand and use printed information at home, at work and in the community. In 2003, the IALSS for the first time measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada.

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2006-11-10

Adult Learning in Canada (2006)

What...? So what...? Now what...?

The purpose of this document is to report the findings of the participants at the first annual symposium of the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (ALKC) on June 21-23, 2006 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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2006-11-03

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

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