Awareness

Literacy and Citizenship (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Citizenship. To participate fully in civic life, citizens must have the skills necessary to access and act upon information. Literacy is more than just a tool. It is a necessity for citizenship.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Aboriginal Success (2003)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Aboriginal Success. The ideal approach in First Nations literacy programs is a 'two way' system of basic and lifelong education in which Aboriginal language and knowledge play as significant a role as the languages and knowledge of the surrounding society.

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2004-11-04

Literacy in Canada (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy in Canada. Millions of Canadian adults can't work well with words and numbers.

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2004-11-04

Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities (2004)

This report discusses the issues regarding the participation of adults with disabilities in adult literacy programs from their point of view. It discusses many barriers to developing literacy skills which may be attitudinal, technological, emotional or transportation-related. As well, it gives recommendations on how to overcome these barriers.

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2004-09-29

Online Public Awareness Action Guide (2004)

This guide was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to support local agencies in planning and conducting community events such as literacy awareness campaigns. It provides the resources needed to successfully engage adult learners, community partners and local media outlets.

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2004-09-28

Building Community Capacity: Focus on Adult Literacy (2003)

This handbook grew out of the Connecting Literacy to Community (CLC) project, carried out between 2001 and 2003 in three rural and three urban communities in central and southern Alberta. The purpose of the project was to work with communities to develop literacy awareness, promotion, and support, and to improve access to and the quality of existing services and programs.

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2004-09-14

Building Community Capacity: Literacy Audits and Strategic Planning (2003)

The research project described in this document was part of the first phase of a larger initiative entitled “Connecting Literacy to Community” (CLC), undertaken by Bow Valley College in Alberta.

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2004-09-14

"So you think I should be shot?" Unteaching Homophobia (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses the necessity of teaching students the value of diversity. Differences of gender, skin color, class, ability, age or sexual orientation should be valued for the richness they bring to our lives, not used as excuses to value some lives over others.

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2004-09-02

Literacy and Learning: Acknowledging Aboriginal Holistic Approaches to Learning in Relation to "Best Practices" Literacy Training Programs (2003)

Final Report

This research project was developed to engage literacy stakeholders in a research initiative relevant to Aboriginal people. The intent is to facilitate a process that will ensure that Native literacy in Ontario is perceived, acknowledged and recognized “wholistically” as distinct to Aboriginal peoples, in relation to mainstream literacy.

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2004-08-30

Taking Off the Blindfold: Seeing How Literacy Affects Health (2004)

A Report of the Health Literacy in Rural Nova Scotia Research Project

It is well known that people who have trouble reading and writing often have poor health.

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2004-08-10

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