Culture

Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide (2013)

This guide is a teaching companion to the Alberta Reading Benchmarks (ARB). It explains the different benchmarks and how certain teaching strategies can be applied to help Aboriginal learners with their skills in reading English printed text. It suggests learning activities and outlines possible lesson progressions for levels which loosely correspond to Grades 1 to 9.

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2014-04-17

Academic engagement and science achievement: A gendered relationship? (2010)

The 2002 School Achievement Indicators Program Science (SAIP-SCIENCE) survey, administered to a national sample of Canadian youth aged 13 to 16, showed girls performing significantly below boys in the application of scientific knowledge to everyday problems. On the other hand, girls get higher teacher-assigned grades than boys in their science classes.

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2013-03-21

Gender differences in career choices: Why girls don't like science (2007)

Lessons in Learning - November 1, 2007

While growing numbers of Canadian women are successfully pursuing postsecondary studies, there is still a large gender gap in science-related occupations and a gender-based wage gap.

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2013-01-03

Learning Cities: Optimizing Economic and Social Well-being through Lifelong Learning for All (2007)

Lessons in Learning – November 15, 2007

The authors examine the concept of learning cities, defined as communities where lifelong learning is explicitly used as an organizing principle and social goal in order to foster healthier, more inclusive, better educated cities.

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2011-11-04

Concluding comments: Learning Communities (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This document is part of a special issue of “À lire en ligne,” a journal published annually by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The author served as guest editor for the 2010 edition, which was devoted exclusively to place-based learning communities.

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2011-05-24

Towards a Learning City: A Continuum (2010)

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The author describes learning cities as being distinguished by their explicit use of the concept of lifelong learning as an organizing principle and as a social and cultural goal.

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2011-05-20

Learning Communities and Cities (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This article appeared in the 2010 issue of “À lire en ligne,” a journal published annually by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The 2010 issue was devoted exclusively to the concept of place-based learning communities, defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning.

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2011-05-20

Why a learning city? (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This document is one of a series the author prepared for a special issue of “À lire en ligne,” the annual journal of the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The issue focused solely on place-based learning communities, defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning.

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2011-05-17

Being a Canadian Citizen (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 4

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-17

Culture and Adult Education (2006)

A Review of the State of the Field of Adult Learning

This report makes the case for embracing broader concepts of knowledge and learning when it comes to the arts.

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2009-09-09

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