Adult basic literacy

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

AWAL Guide (2006)

Handbook For Facilitators

The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.

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2006-08-04

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

Our Side of the Mountain - 2005 (2005)

Within this book you will find a collection of prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and poetry, all of which are compositions of Cape Breton Literacy Network adult students.

Please note that the Cape Breton Literacy Network is now called the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County.

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2006-07-14

Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes In Adult Literacy Programs: A Literature Review (2005)

This literature review on measuring non-academic outcomes in adult literacy programs is meant to provide information and, possibly, direction for the research team involved in a project to measure non-academic outcomes in learners from community based programs in Ontario.

The author has gathered over 100 references related to this topic, some of which are very relevant and some of which are only peripherally so.

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2006-06-23

The World of Literacy Education is Shaped Like a Triangle, But We Are Starting To Change It (2006)

Some say the world is flat. Others insist it is round. But what I have learned working in the field of adult literacy and basic and education (ABLE) for almost 40 years is that our world is triangular. How is this possible? Since the late 1960's I have lived in what I would describe as a three-cornered world.

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2006-06-22

Theoretically You Can't Teach Adults to Read and Write: But Just Keep On Doing It (2006)

The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?

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2006-06-15

The Sky's the Limit (2006)

A Human Resource User Guide Targeting a Specific Client Group

This Human Resource User Guide focuses entirely on a target client group that have specific barriers to entering/re-entering the local labour market (i.e. minimal education, limited work experience, low self-esteem/confidence, social barriers, etc).

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2006-06-15

Learning from the Weaving Literacy Project (2005)

A report on the process and outcomes of the Weaving Literacy project

In this report, you will read about the principles supporting integrated approaches to literacy, the Weaving Literacy project design, its outcomes and the issues that emerged from this work. The report concludes with recommendations for sustaining and deepening links between literacy and community-building in Canadian communities.

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2006-06-03

Innovative Approaches ... and Promising Directions (2006)

Meeting the Needs of Underrepresented Populations in College Academic Upgrading Programs

In an effort to examine the practices and structures currently in place in Academic Upgrading Programs on which future initiatives can be built, the College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading (CSC) launched the Innovative Approaches and Promising Directions project with the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

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2006-05-30

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