Awareness

Canada slow to overcome limits for disabled learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 16, 2007

Learning opportunities for Canadians with disabilities are slowly improving because of technological advances that help them to overcome limitations, and because society is increasingly willing to eliminate the barriers that restrict their activities. However, the authors of this paper argue that there is still ample room for improvement.

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2013-02-18

Canada (2013)

The Best of the Reader is a series of e-books that contain stories drawn from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills. Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material is designed to be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-02-07

Justice Literacy Workshop – Instructor's Handbook (2006)

This handbook is part of a workshop designed to help justice and social services practitioners become more aware of the challenges that people with limited literacy skills face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system.

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2013-02-04

Essential Skills Ontario - Working Together for a Higher Skilled Ontario [Video - 3:32] (2012)

Produced by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), this brief video features ESO officials, along with representatives from both the public and private sector, discussing the ways that both jobs and skills have changed over the past 25 years.

One person points out that jobs once considered menial now require digital skills. For example, a maid in a hotel may have to use a handheld electronic device to report which rooms have been cleaned.

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2013-01-23

Learning Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors examine the impact of learning disabilities, which affect more than 10 percent of Canadians.

Learning disabilities affect an individual’s ability to acquire, process, and interpret information, but they do not reflect a lack of intelligence. With the right learning strategies and supports, the challenges of learning disabilities can be overcome.

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2013-01-07

Justice – Fact Sheet (2012)

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

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2013-01-02

Health – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between literacy and health.

The authors point out that low literacy has been shown to have a negative effect on all aspects of health, including life expectancy, accident rates, and the prevalence of such diseases as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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2012-12-18

Essential Skills Benefits for Employers (2012)

This document is part of a series developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills.

The authors outline some of the benefits to employers of having a workforce with strong Essential Skills. Those benefits include increased productivity; better safety performance; and greater efficiency.

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2012-12-17

Essential Skills and Seniors (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

Here, the authors provide examples of how Essential Skills are used by seniors every day. For instance, the skill of reading enables seniors to read to their grandchildren.

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2012-12-10

Essential Skills in the Home (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors explain how Essential Skills are used in a variety of situations in the home.

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2012-12-03

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