Aboriginal literacy

The Holistic/Rainbow Approach to Aboriginal Literacy (2001)

Work in Progress

The "holistic approach" helps develop a range of skills for improving one's quality of life, more than just reading and writing. In 1996, the author developed the Rainbow Approach to Literacy, which uses each colour to represent a different type of aboriginal literacy. The article discusses the holistic/rainbow approach, and provides information and statistics about aboriginal literacy in Canada.

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2002-05-07

Research on (Aboriginal) Literacy in Australia (2001)

This report describes the author's experiences with Aboriginal Literacy in Australia. The author also explains the concept of the Rainbow (Holistic) Approach to Aboriginal Literacy, and compares to it to the definition of literacy used in the International Adult Literacy Survey.

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2002-05-07

Common Assessment Training in the Native Literacy Field (2000)

This resource guide is the end result of a three-day training conference held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in November 2000, on common assessment for the native stream. Conference participants agreed that “common assessment” referred to the use of similar language, direction and process for literacy assessment.

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2002-04-19

Making a Case for Literacy (2000)

The State of Adult Literacy and Adult Basic Education in the NWT - A Summary of Research

The NWT Literacy Council wanted to find out about adult literacy and adult basic education in the NWT. In order to do the research they asked a few questions. Here's an example of a few questions :

What is literacy in today's world?
How do NWT adults get help to improve their literacy?
What can we do to influence the future of adult literacy and adult basic education in the NWT?

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2002-04-17

Tools for Community Building - A Planning Workbook for Northern Community-Based Literacy (2002)

The content of this workbook is the result of a nine-month action research project called 'A Participatory Framework for Enhancing Community Capacity'. It is a tool kit of information that you may find useful in planning and carrying out local literacy
projects and other community activities. This project also produced a an action research report (http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/comdevel/nln/combuild/report/cover.htm).

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2002-01-01

Resources for Learning - Aboriginal Literacy (2002)

Aboriginal Literacy - Creating Ideas, Supporting Opportunities

This directory, The Language of Literacy: Resources For Learning is a hands-on resource oriented to aboriginal literacy practitioners, educators and advocates who are working to strengthen the resource base of aboriginal literacy programming in Canada.

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2002-01-01

Communications Strategy for the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC) (2001)

This is the final report for the ONLC Communications Strategy project, developed to target learners and encourage them to get involved in a Native literacy program. It includes samples of a newspaper ad, radio ad, and a booklet, all designed for this purpose.

Native graphics were used on every page, brightened and full size.

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2001-09-01

Aboriginal-Enhanced Access to Native Learning (2000)

This report is the result of the latest Native Women's Resource Centre literacy project. It is the result of a one-year project that included a community needs assessment aimed at improving access to Native learning programs and services. An overview of the 13 year history of Native Literacy Programs in Toronto is presented.

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2001-08-01

Culture-Based Curriculum: A Framework (2001)

Provides guidelines for those responsible for the development of contemporary curriculum for instruction in the Native Literacy fields.

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2001-01-01

The Northern Adult Reading Challenge - Project Guide (1998)

A project guide to organizing, advertising and planning a reading or writing challenge.
The Project Objectives of the Adult Northern Literacy Challenge are :

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1998-01-01

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