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Too Many Left Behind: Canada's Adult Education and Training System (2006)

This report documents the availability of formal learning opportunities for adults, and identifies the factors that influence participation of less-educated/less-skilled adults in these opportunities. In addition, it identifies gaps in our adult learning systems and recommends measures to fill these gaps.

This report examines the situation in five provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

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2006-08-04

Reading Between The Lines (2004)

A practical guide for organizations and individuals wishing to improve the accessibility of their literacy programs to people with physical disabilities

This handbook is designed to help anyone offering literacy training to people with physical disabilities make their services truly accessible to their client group. The information presented here is the result of a review of the existing literature and of conducting 27 interviews across Canada with people with a physical disability who have self-identified problems with reading and writing.

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2005-05-13

Literacy & Inuit Women (2001)

Workshop Report to Pauktuutit

This report describes a literacy workshop that was carried out at Pauktuutit's Annual General Meeting on October 27, 2000. The purpose of the workshop was to involve Inuit women across the north in a conversation about literacy in their communities.

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2005-02-11

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

Uncut Curbs and Other Obstacles: Mothers with Disabilities (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

The Health and Limitation Survey reports that the number of people reporting a disability is on the increase. Although the population of Canada has since grown, according to the 1991 Canadian Census there were 4.1 million adults living in Canada with disabilities, 2.3 million of whom were of working age (16-64), and women were more likely than men to have a disability.

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2004-09-09

An Extravagant Fraudulence: The Plight of Sole Support Mothers (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol.42, No. 4

Sole support mothers face many barriers to employment and to education.

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2004-07-28

Educational Indignities: Claire and Cyrus Mehta (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 2

Claire fought for equal education in the sixties despite discrimination because of her disabilities. As an adult, she still must face the same discrimination 30 years later, as her son, Cyrus, who also has disabilities, enters the school system.

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2004-04-02

Credibility and Disability (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses prevalent misconceptions about people with disabilities; the stereotypes, the assumptions and the need for many people to make a serious change in attitude.

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2004-03-26

First Things First: Equity for Women through Paid Skills Development Leave (1983)

This brief is in support of a National policy for Paid Skills Development Leave. Its purpose is to:
• examine the barriers that prevent women's access to Skills Development
• investigate and propose various methods and policies by which a system of Paid Skills Development Leave will function equitably in our society.

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2003-10-08

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

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