Behaviour change

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to New York City (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation offers an overview of a City of New York program aimed at reducing the rate of reoffending among young prison inmates, and funded through an investment vehicle called a social impact bond, which encourages private-sector funding for promising social programs.

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Learning about sex and sexual health (2009)

Lessons in Learning - July 22, 2009

The authors of this document note that in Canada, there has been much progress in recent years on several key indicators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For example, the teen pregnancy rate has declined noticeably since the 1970s. However, many Canadian teenagers still take risks with their sexual health, including not using condoms during sex.

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2011-09-26

Now I get it! Report of the National Youth Literacy Demonstration Project (2006)

This report describes a demonstration classroom operated by Literacy BC and the Surrey school district, targeting at-risk youth who had significant literacy challenges. Literacy development, academic subjects, social and emotional development, art, and technology were combined in a two-year program designed to help students upgrade a wide range of skills and reintegrate into the school system.

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2008-03-26

Roger's Story (2003)

This is one of four stories adapted from a screenplay, the others are entitled:

- Pushthrough
- Margaret's Story
- Bob and Paul

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2006-05-30

"I've opened up" (2006)

Exploring Learners' Perspectives on Progress

This project explored what constitutes progress in community-based literacy programs from the perspective of learners. The research took place between December 2004 and January 2006.

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2006-05-25

Incarceration to Inclusion (2002)

Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education

In the winter of 1999, Jane Boulton, the Program Manager of Smithers Literacy Services had a burning question, "Why don't inmates access my program on return to the community? I know they are out there and have a need for literacy services, but where are they?" In conversations with other literacy practitioners in the region, Jane found she was not alone in this conundrum.

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