Courses

Adult Learning: From Theory to Practice (2012)

This resource was revised in 2012, but was originally published in 2002. It is an online course intended for tutors in the Canadian adult literacy community. It can be used by individuals in a self-paced format, or by groups, either online or offline.

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2012-03-01

Consultations on the Government of Canada's Proposal to Establish a Canadian Learning Institute (2003)

This report outlines the views expressed over the course of consultations done in early 2003. The consultations were regarding the broad parameters of a proposed Canadian Learning Institute, including knowledge and information needs, mandate and organizational structure.

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2006-08-10

AWAL Guide (2006)

Handbook For Facilitators

The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.

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2006-08-04

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

Training the Rural Workforce: Essential Skills Applications for Rural Economic Development and Sustainability (2004)

In this paper, we address the issue of accessible essential skills training for the rural workforce. As such, we apply the Rural Lens (a strategic tool identified by the Canadian Rural Partnership) to essential skills practices in order to create a model for innovative essential skills applications that work within a rural framework.

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2006-07-28

Adult Education for Abundance and Liberty for All (2006)

Celebrating 40 Years of the Adult Education and Literacy System of the United States

The author discusses 40 years of Adult Education in the United States. This year, they celebrate 40 years of Adult Literacy and Literacy System that was created by the Adult Education Act of 1966, and which continues today as Title 2: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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2006-07-25

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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2006-05-08

It gets in your brain... (2005)

Effective Practices in Adult Literacy Using Speech Assisted Reading and Writing (SARAW) with People with Disabilities

Like a tool kit or handbook this guide offers activities, resources, and suggestions to help you increase literacy learning opportunities for adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

The guide is for instructors, tutors and coordinators in adult literacy programs and support workers and coordinators in disabilities and rehabilitation programs and organizations.

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2006-04-19

Workshop on Literacy and Disabilities (2004)

Workshop Notes

Notes from Workshop on Literacy and Disabilities presented on May 27, 2004 at Frontier College.

The document includes:
- the workshop flyer
- list of persons who attended the workshop, and
- workshop notes

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2006-04-13

Cashier Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 (2005)

The Cashier Demonstration LBS Level 3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a cashier.

It includes essential core skills chart, demonstrations, resources and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

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