Academic research

Faculty Participation in Research at Canadian Colleges (2008)

A National Survey

This document outlines the results of a survey of college faculty concerning their participation in research activity. More than 2,000 faculty members, representing 90 publicly-funded colleges in all 10 provinces and one territory, responded to the web-based questionnaire during a 10-week period early in 2007.

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Partnering for Knowledge Mobilization (2012)

In this presentation, the head of the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University in Toronto, Ontario, outlines an emerging institutional service designed to maximize the social, environmental, and economic impacts of university research.

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2013-08-12

Twelve Years of French-Language Adult Literacy Research in Canada: 1994-2005 (2009)

The years from 1994 to 2005 were marked by International Literacy Year, declared by UNESCO in 1990. Although numerous groups from community and educational settings had already conducted research in the field of literacy and

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2009-07-15

Survey of French-language research on adult learning in Canada: 1997-2007 (2008)

This document is a survey of the state of French-language research on adult learning in Canada based on the 227 research data entries selected. These entries provide access either to documents easily accessible online or to print materials available from the CDÉACF.

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2009-06-12

Taking Account: A Report on the Number of PLAR Assessments Conducted by Public Post-secondary Institutions in Canada (2009)

The data that were gathered in an international 2007 study led by OECD on the recognition of non-formal and informal learning suggested that the PLAR activity level in Canadian post-secondary institutions might be higher than previously thought, and that Canada’s performance may compare favourably with the efforts of other countries, particularly in terms of the number of assessments conducted.

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2009-05-27

Family Math Groups (2009)

An Exploration of Content and Style

In this literature review, the author outlines the relationship of family math and family literacy, explores the importance of play in developing early skills, and traces the mathematical development of early childhood. She reviews several large and small scale family math programs, and discusses common findings as to what makes these programs successful.

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2009-04-28

Putting a Price Tag on Learning (2006)

The financial and social costs to adult learners in PEI

Adults returning to school face many challenges, finacial as well as academic. This report presents the results of a research project that explores the financial challenges facing individuals enrolled in the Adult Education program at Holland College in PEI. In this project, the author surveyed students in five Holland College Adult Education classrooms across PEI seeking information to answer the following questions:

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2008-01-31

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

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

Exploring Tensions and Possibilities for Research in Practice: Notes towards a presentation! (2005)

Research in Practice Seminar - Edmonton, October 24th to 26th, 2005

In this document, the author raises a series of questions designed to prompt discussion about the nature of research in practice.

One set of questions focuses on control, including who controls the money in research; who controls the knowledge gained through research; and who decides what knowledge is considered valid and worthy.

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2005-10-26

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