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Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings - Resource List (2010)

This list was compiled to help adult literacy educators find resources pertaining to learning disabilities. The list is organized according to six principles of good practice aimed at supporting a “whole life” approach to working with people with learning disabilities in adult literacy settings.

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2010-03-17

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning - Final report (2009)

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning was a unique event, the first of its kind in Western Canada. It was inspired by the research project "Effective Techniques and Tools for Immigrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Bilingual and Bicultural Literacy Programs" conducted by Bow Valley College instructor Brent Novodvorski.

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2009-07-07

Computers for Deaf Learners (2007)

The experience of the deaf in a hearing-majority workplace is filled with frustration, secondhand information and the annoyance of always being "the last to know." In 2007, Workplace Education Manitoba published the curriculum developed through a workplace essential skills project conducted at partner Boeing Canada Technology Ltd. in Winnipeg.

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2009-05-22

Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy Large Business Winner, 2002: Boeing Canada Technology - Winnipeg Division (2002)

This Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) case study focuses on the Winnipeg Division of Boeing Canada Technology. Boeing employs 24 deaf workers in its Winnipeg plant and has developed two workplace education programs specifically geared to the needs of this group: the Reading Workplace Documents for Deaf Learners program and the Math for Deaf Learners program.

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2008-11-19

Computer Based Learning - Development and Integration into Deaf Programming (2002)

This is a report on a project begun by Mohawk College, based in Hamilton, Ontario in 1998 and completed in March 2002 in which the College researched the integration of computer-based learning into literacy classrooms for deaf adults.

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2008-06-17

Application of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf to Adult Literacy Instruction in the Hearing Community (2005)

This document is a thesis submitted to the University of Athabasca by a student completing a Master of Distance Education degree. The intent of the research project described in this paper was to determine if the Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) could be used to improve access to adult literacy services and the quality of instruction that is provided to rural residents.

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2008-05-05

Lost Contacts: How to Prevent Them (2006)

This project looked at the issue of losing contact with learners and adopted the following three objectives as a result:

To analyze the data relating to lost contacts within the four Ontario literacy streams (Anglophone, Native, Francophone and Deaf).

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2007-05-18

Young Deaf Adults (2003)

Perceptions of Career Planning, Goal Setting and Literacy

This research project examined barriers that young Deaf adults currently face with regard to career planning and life goal setting; young adults' perception of the significance of low literacy as a barrier to career planning and goal setting as weighted against other perceived barriers, and; young adults' perceptions of the importance of literacy, training in order to career plan or set goals.

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2005-01-25

Workforce Literacy and the Deaf Stream Literacy Classroom (2003)

A Picture of Literacy Programs' Workforce Activities

This study was created as a result of discussions among Deaf stream practitioners about their challenges with meeting the individual needs of learners with employment goals; their comments about the importance of working toward independence goals in the classroom; and G.O.L.D.'s (Goal: Ontario Literacy for Deaf People) own lack of understanding about the importance and weight of workforce literacy activities in the Deaf stream literacy classro

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2005-01-25
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