Adult Literacy

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project – Final report (2013)

This document outlines a three-year community-based project that helped First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflect the literacy and essential skills needs, interests and priorities of the communities.

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2013-08-13

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Measuring health literacy: A challenge to curriculum design and evaluation (2010)

This is the first in a series of research briefs focusing on questions of interest to practitioners and policymakers in adult literacy.

The author says it is becoming more urgent to develop a new comprehensive measure of health literacy. Developing such a measure is the next significant task facing health literacy research and practice.

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2012-08-21

Literacy at Work: Information for Employers about Reading, Writing, and Math Skills (2011)

This document has been designed to help employers understand the importance of ensuring that employees have adequate skills in reading, writing and math.

The author points out that helping a current employee upgrade may be less expensive in the long run than training a new employee.

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2012-08-13

How did ALBE prepare you for what you are studying now? [Video - 2:20] (2012)

In this brief video, two women explain how the knowledge they gained in the Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) program helped them with further training.

One woman has gone on to become a family literacy trainee and the other is studying in a college program for Aboriginal language and culture instructors.

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2012-07-23

New Brunswick Directory of English-Language Literacy Programs (2011)

This directory lists programs and initiatives that provide literacy education and support throughout New Brunswick.

The first section lists province-wide programs that operate in communities around New Brunswick, while subsequent sections list local programs and initiatives by county.

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2012-06-20

Essential Skills for Spreadsheets (2009)

Microsoft Excel 2007

Designed for use in an adult literacy and employment preparation program to help learners understand and use Microsoft Excel 2007, this self-guided manual lets learners work at their own pace.

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2011-11-18

Retail Curriculum: Practitioner (2004)

This practitioner’s guide is part of a series of Essential Skills occupational curricula developed by Prince Edward Learning Centre and Literacy Link Eastern Ontario (LLEO) for adult upgrading programs and complements the material contained in the corresponding learner’s document.

In this document, the authors provide answer keys for activities contained in the learner’s document.

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2011-10-18

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Instructor's Guide (2011)

This kit, prepared by Statistics Canada, is aimed at teachers and learners in adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The goal is to help participants understand the importance of a census and become familiar with the census process in Canada.

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2011-04-08

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Student workbook (2011)

This workbook is part of an adult education kit prepared by Statistics Canada to help adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) students become familiar with the census process.

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2011-04-08

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