Basic skills

Some Preliminary Comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2006-03-30

Functional Context Education: Making Learning Relevant in the 21st Century (2005)

The concepts of Functional Context Education, developed within the field of adult literacy education, are being widely disseminated on the Internet. Several online databases provide a wide range of resources for adult educators and others and include information about Functional Context Education (FCE) theory and principles for embedding or integrating basic skills with relevant content subject matter.

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2005-12-15

Putting Literacy in Ottawa on the Map (2003)

The purpose of the research outlined in this report was to examine the distribution of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, in order for the members of the Ottawa-Carleton Coalition for Literacy (OCCL) to coordinate service delivery and outreach efforts to most effectively reach their target audience.

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2004-09-29

Life Skills Literacy (2001)

A Summary of Task and Skill Ratings and a Bibliography of Resources

This is a report on a project which focused on the Life Skill Literacy needs of at risk youth 16-18, who have been committed to a young offender institution and who show no evident interest in returning to traditional schooling upon release. The target population of the study was aboriginal youth, largely from remote northern communities where the traditional employment of hunting, trapping and guiding remain prevalent.

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2004-03-05

New Interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 3: Two New Online Resources for Educators and Technologists (2003)

This article discusses further the renewed interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-11-03

Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 2: Toward Policies and Practices for Contextualized Teaching and Learning in Community Colleges and High Schools (2003)

This article discusses Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-10-30

Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 1: New Interest in FCE Theory and Principles for Integrating Basic Skills and Work Skills (2003)

This article discusses a renewed interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-10-24

The Impact of Basic Skills Programs on Canadian Workplaces (1997)

Results of a National Study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation

The report is a national study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation.
Canadian promoters of workplace basic skills programs are commonly asked for evidence about the impact of programs on the workplace. Even with mounting information on the need for a more literate workforce, program promotion has become more difficult. Companies are increasingly focused on bottom-line considerations: "What," they ask, "is the payback for us?"

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2003-10-24

Port Hawkesbury Looking Back... (2002)

Connecting Literacy and Community

This book is a project of the Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council which recognized the need for relevant adult learning material that was written for Level 1 and 2 learners in our CLI Adult Learning Program.

For more information : Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council, 218 MacSween Street, Unit 1, Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2J9, Tel. (902) 625-1599, Fax (902) 3868, Email : phlc@strait.ednet.ns.ca WWW : http://en.copian.ca/phlc.htm

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2003-08-18

Workplace Educator Professional Development (2002)

Literature Review and Field Interview Report

This research was conducted to provide background and an impetus for discussion about good practice in workplace education as Literacy and Basic Skills providers move forward to deliver LBS-like programs in the workplace in Ontario.

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2002-12-30

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