Barriers to learning

‘Rithmetic and readiness: Exploring meaningful professional development for three elementary mathematics teachers (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 8, 2010

This study describes how the authors helped three elementary mathematics teachers overcome barriers to professional development.

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2014-02-03

Anxiety in the Maths Classroom (2013)

The author of this document teaches communications courses in an academic upgrading program at a college in Toronto, Ontario. She has also researched and written about the impact of violence on the capacity to learn, and is particularly interested in the effects of anxiety on learning.

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2013-09-23

Literacy Matters: Unlocking the Literacy Potential of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

This report, prepared by the senior economist with TD Bank Group, looks at the poor state of literacy among Aboriginal Canadians and suggests practices to improve the situation.

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2013-08-07

Retention of Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Institutions in Atlantic Canada: An Analysis of the Supports Available to Aboriginal Students (2009)

A collective project between Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Memorial University, University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary's University and Saint Thomas University

This research project was designed to help Atlantic Canadian postsecondary institutions learn more about how they can enable Aboriginal students to succeed.

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2013-08-06

Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT (2013)

This report offers suggestions for facilitating learner success in adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) programs. It is based on a review of relevant literature, with a focus on Aboriginal learners; findings from previous research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) about non-academic outcomes for adult learners; information gained from an adult learner focus group; and interviews with three adult education instructors.

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2013-07-29

Understanding the need for targeted workplace learning strategies (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 17, 2006

While there has been greater recognition in recent years of the value of workplace learning, issues regarding inequality of access need to be addressed, according to the authors of this paper.

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2013-04-11

Working to learn: Meeting university and college costs (2006)

Lessons in Learning – June 29, 2006

The cost of postsecondary education in Canada has risen sharply since the early 1990s. While larger student loans are covering some of the increased cost, most postsecondary students are relying on employment income and personal savings as their principal source of funds.

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2013-03-07

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2013-03-04

A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program (2012)

Published by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, this document is based on a review of studies by Aboriginal scholars, as well as relevant government reports. The authors’ goal was to implement promising practices suggested by the literature into the college’s Aboriginal upgrading program.

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2013-03-01

Cross-national Consultations on Health and Learning: Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005.

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2013-02-26

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