Cultural awareness

Roots and Connections Program Planning Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

Roots and Connections is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (2011)

Saskatchewan AALAT Provincial Results

The Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT) project was developed in response to the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), which reported that more than 63 per cent of Aboriginal adults did not possess the literacy skills required to be contributing members of Canadian society.

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2011-06-21

Aboriginal Literacy & the Importance of "Unlearning" (2011)

Panel presentation by Allan Quigley, St. Francis Xavier University

In this document, presented as part of a panel discussion during the launch of the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT), the author argues that current measures of literacy are arbitrary criteria that are biased against Aboriginal people.

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2011-06-21

Knowing Your Literacy Students: Curriculum Guidelines and a Cultural Manual (2007)

A Resource Manual for ESL and Literacy Instructors Working with Low-Literate Learners

This manual, which grew out of a project carried out by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, is a resource for literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors working with learners who have low literacy skills.

The manual includes curriculum guidelines, lesson plans and activities organized into units based on themes like families, home, using public transportation and making an appointment.

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2011-02-08

Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange (2009)

This PowerPoint-style presentation examines the concept of “living literacies” by focusing on the small community of Ulukhaktok in the Northwest Territories. The authors discuss the ways Northern people engage with the world, including dancing, speaking, singing, sewing, drawing, carving and travelling.

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2010-06-07

Common Ground: English in the Workplace Training Manual (2010)

The manual begins by setting out general learning outcomes: understanding Canadian workplace safety policy; practising pronunciation clarity; learning about working in a multicultural organization; and expanding idiomatic and industry-specific vocabulary.

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2010-03-26

Common Ground: A How-To Guide for Employers (2010)

This guide is designed to help employers set up and deliver their own English in the Workplace (EWP) programs. It discusses how differences in language, culture and level of integration into the community can affect workplace safety, productivity and retention rates.

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2010-03-24

Common Ground: Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to provide both experienced and first-time English in the Workplace Program (EWP) facilitators with a ready-to-use curriculum and training guide that introduces workers from outside Canada to concepts of safety, pronunciation clarity, cultural awareness and other essential workplace skills.

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2010-03-24

The bottom line, No. 6 (1997)

July 1997

This issue of the newsletter contains articles about the completion of a needs assessment of essential skills by the Construction Owners’ Association of Alberta; crossing cultural gaps with workers for whom English is a second language; and the establishment of WoodLINKS, a partnership between the British Columbia education system and the wood-products industry to increase awareness of careers in that field.

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2010-03-03

Celebrate Aboriginal Languages Month (2009)

This resource promoting the celebration of Aboriginal Languages Month is intended to raise awareness about Aboriginal Languages loss and the importance of maintaining these languages. Through this resource, the NWT Literacy council hopes to help readers:

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2009-03-02

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