Adult education

Citizenship – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a number developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

The authors note that literacy supports critical thinking and enables informed actions and responses, which are the keys to a healthy democracy. Low literacy skills form a barrier to civic participation.

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2012-11-27

What is PLATO?—Literacy Works, V1, No.2 (1990)

This article describes the Local PLATO Delivery System from The Roach Organization (TRO), an instructional local area network combining computer hardware and software to give instructors the tools to provide individualized instruction for students.

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2012-11-26

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-26

Plain Language Summaries: Building on our Competencies - Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and SKills Survey (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2005 Statistics Canada report that presented the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills program (ALL).

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2012-11-19

Making the Tools Work for You: A Guide to Using the Essential Skills Tools and Resources Available Through HRSDC (2012)

This user guide has been designed to explain how to use the Essential Skills tools and resources available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-11-16

Shaping literacy: Evolution and trends in Canada's literacy research since the mid-1980s (2011)

In this study, the authors try to understand the evolution of adult literacy research by analyzing material published in “The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education,” a peer-reviewed publication that first appeared in 1987.

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2012-10-30

Snakes and ladders for learning: learning disabilities edition (2011)

Designed for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game uses a new take on a traditional board game to foster awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. In this version, the ladders and snakes represent the ups and downs of learning and learning disabilities.

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2012-10-10

Learning disabilities: simple assessment and proven teaching techniques (2011)

This document contains resources from a workshop based on the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory reading program, which combines seeing, saying, hearing, and writing.

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2012-10-04

Quality Assurance in PLAR: Annotated Bibliography – Volume 3 (2007)

This annotated bibliography is part of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education.

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2012-10-02

Plain Language Summaries: Employee Training - An International Perspective (2007)

The author of this document provides a plain-language summary of a Statistics Canada report that used data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to compare employee training in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden.

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2012-09-27

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