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Helping Communities Bloom (2009)

A Family Literacy Resource Guide for British Columbia

This Family Literacy Resource Guide is intended to provide support and information to the many individuals and groups
involved in family literacy throughout the province of British Columbia.

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2009-07-07

The dilemmas of accountability (2009)

Exploring the issues of accountability in adult literacy through three case studies

The aim of this project was to compile what has been learned about building accountability systems in adult literacy in British Columbia, Ontario and Scotland. The findings are presented in three sections: dealing with systemic issues, how accountability mechanisms should be designed, and working with data. Wherever possible the findings reflect all three jurisdictions and focus on common concerns.

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2009-06-10

Bridging the Employment Gap - Retail (2008)

Workforce Curricula for Learners with Low Level Literacy Skills

This manual is part of Bridging the Employment Gap for Learners with Low Level Literacy Skills, a two-phase project begun in 2001. Phase 1 of the project focused on students with the lowest level literacy and basic skills, especially the developmentally challenged population. In Phase 2, the focus was expanded to include all Essential Skills Level 1 learners.

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2009-03-02

Best Practices in Action (2004)

Tools for Community-Based Adult Literacy and Basic Education Programs

The NWT Literacy Council has created a comprehensive framework of best practices that encourages literacy providers to reflect on their practice and learn from others. The framework has three tools:
1. A self-assessment tool for programs
2. A resource of practical ideas to help support best practices
3. Examples of best practices in action in NWT programs

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2006-11-23

Too Many Left Behind: Canada's Adult Education and Training System (2006)

This report documents the availability of formal learning opportunities for adults, and identifies the factors that influence participation of less-educated/less-skilled adults in these opportunities. In addition, it identifies gaps in our adult learning systems and recommends measures to fill these gaps.

This report examines the situation in five provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

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2006-08-04

A Literacy Practitioner's Guide to Audiographic Teleconferencing (1996)

The idea to pursue Literacy Training Through Audiographic Teleconferencing as a literacy project began in the fall of 1992. The Business Studies Department at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta had begun distance delivery using this technology. My husband, Barton, was the instructor for the course being delivered. His involvement in the project initiated

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2006-05-24

Literacy for Persons with Disabilities (2003)

The Right to Read...and Read Well

The higher one's level of literacy, the greater the likelihood that stable employment is attainable. Studies suggest that more people with disabilities function at the lowest literacy levels and that less people with disabilities are employed than the population at large.

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2005-07-25

Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities (2004)

This report discusses the issues regarding the participation of adults with disabilities in adult literacy programs from their point of view. It discusses many barriers to developing literacy skills which may be attitudinal, technological, emotional or transportation-related. As well, it gives recommendations on how to overcome these barriers.

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2004-09-29

Wouldn't It Be Funny To See Her Run? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses her physical disabilities and some of her experiences growing up.

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2004-09-09

The Role of Librarians in the Inclusive University (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses the role of librarians in an inclusive university. A library is designed volume by volume as an ever-changing, growing entity. Materials are intended to represent the values and interests of men and women, persons of diverse cultural and ethnic origins, differently abled persons, and persons of different sexual orientations.

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