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Copyright Matters! – Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers, 3rd edition (2012)

This document is housed on the CMEC server.

This booklet is designed to give teachers straightforward information on copyright law, covering items from the Canadian Copyright Act and its regulations.

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2014-03-06

Reception Services for Individuals With Limited Literacy Skills (2013)

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This guide was developed for support staff and other professionals who are the first people adult learners encounter when they enrol in adult education or vocational training centres in Quebec. It presents methods and strategies for working with individuals with limited literacy skills.

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2014-01-17

Libraries Connecting Communities (2013)

This paper looks at how two libraries in Nepal have reduced the traditional social exclusion of women in rural communities by creating spaces and opportunities for women to participate in learning.

In Nepalese communities, men and women have specific and culturally separate roles, the author explains. Girls face restricted access to education, and continue to lose their independence as they get older.

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2014-01-15

Métis Post-secondary Education Systems: Literature Review (2009)

This paper describes a literature review undertaken to determine the current state of knowledge about Métis postsecondary education systems and to identify promising practices for further exploration.

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2014-01-14

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion (2013)

On the surface, it seems that everyone feels welcome at their community library, says the author of this paper. But many people are intimidated by libraries and, for a variety of reasons, feel they are not welcome.

The author looks at a number of programs designed to encourage libraries to draw in socially marginalized groups, which may include the poor, the elderly, Aboriginal people, the unemployed, and immigrants.

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2013-11-12

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Rita Whynot (2012)

This short document focuses on a woman who, after many years at home raising her children, decides to enrol in an adult learning program and earn her GED (General Education Development) designation. She notes that the knowledge she has gained from adult learning will also enable her to help her six grandchildren.

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2013-11-07

Understanding Creative Commons: Webinar on June 4, 2013 - presented by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna (2013)

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization and a movement devoted to expanding the range of works available to share legally, and offering alternatives to "all rights reserved" copyright. Creative Commons has developed copyright licences that allow creators to specify which rights they reserve and which rights they waive with regard to the use of their work.

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2013-11-04

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Madina Uwizeyimana (2012)

In this brief document, a young woman who came to Canada from Africa explains how an adult learning program is helping her improve her English and develop the skills she needs to find work. She emphasizes the importance of education for her whole family, and explains that she hopes to continue her education in nursing.

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2013-10-25

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, David Robicheau (2012)

This factsheet is part of a series prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, highlighting the experiences of individual adult learners.

Here, the focus is on a man who enrolled in an adult learning program in order to upgrade his skills and eventually reach his goal of acquiring a skilled trade. He explains that he wants to provide for his family, and be a good example for his young daughter.

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2013-10-16

Effective Marketing and Communications for Community Adult Learning Councils and Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (2008)

The goal of this manual is to help instructors, coordinators, and volunteers in Alberta’s adult literacy community make program promotion easier and more effective. It is based on information gathered through a provincial marketing survey, and addresses the need for a cohesive overall approach to increase participation of underrepresented learners.

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2013-10-01

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