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Early Childhood and Poverty - Summary of Research (2012)

This report offers an overview of recent research findings on the impact of poverty on young children. It was prepared as a resource for the first roundtable discussion, held in June 2012, on developing a Northwest Territories anti-poverty strategy,

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2013-01-18

Professionalization in Adult Literacy Practice in Ontario (2006)

This discussion paper grew out of the findings of research by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) on the topic of professionalization, carried out as part of a knowledge exchange project funded by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-27

Embarking on a Collaborative Exploration of Learner Pathways: A Tool for Building both Relationships and Understanding across Programs and Services (2012)

This document is part of a research project that explores the experiences of adults who need both English as a Second Language (ESL) training and literacy education. It was carried out by Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) in Ontario.

The document served as a discussion paper for those who took part in a one-day forum on the project in March 2012.

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2012-09-04

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Literature Review (2012)

This literature review provides a demographic snapshot of literacy challenges for youth in conflict with the law in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also includes a review of available literacy programming and research on the intersection of youth, justice and literacy in those three countries.

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2012-06-27

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper (2012)

The goal of this paper is to encourage critical discussion and future planning for effective and measurable literacy programming for youth in conflict with the law in Canada.

The authors note that literacy is critical to both the reduction and prevention of criminal involvement for young people, and describe their paper as a call to action for coordinated services and programming for youth, before, during or after incarceration.

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2012-06-22

An Inter-sectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians - A Discussion Paper (2012)

This discussion paper is the work of a multi-sector advisory group convened by the Public Health Association of British Columbia with the goal of identifying priorities and organizing them into a comprehensive framework for improving health literacy in Canada.

The document includes a definition of health literacy and an explanation of why it is important.

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2012-05-25

Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities (2006)

In this paper, the author explores how self-employed contractors and consultants can and do participate in informal learning.

Specifically, the author focuses on whether these workers use web-based technology to tap into online communities with similar interests. Such communities may be particularly valuable for self-employed workers, who often find formal training neither accessible nor feasible.

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2012-05-15

State of Aboriginal Learning: Background Paper for the "National Dialogue on Aboriginal Learning" (2005)

November 13 and 14, 2005 - Ottawa, Ontario

This background paper was prepared for the National Dialogue on Aboriginal Learning conference, held in Ottawa in November 2005. It was prepared in response to a call from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) to support the developmental work of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre.

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2012-03-07

The Video Game Debate: Bad for Behaviour, Good for Learning? (2009)

Lessons in Learning – November 18, 2009

The authors weigh the arguments for and against video games as learning tools for children.

They note that unrestricted use of video games can harm students’ academic performance and, depending on the type of game, lead to aggressive behaviour. However, they point to studies showing that video games can teach players problem-solving skills and encourage creativity.

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2012-02-22

CCL/SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Symposium: May 15-18, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC (2008)

Final Report

In May 2008, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) co-sponsored a symposium on knowledge mobilization with the goal of stimulating discussion about a variety of questions related to that concept.

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2012-02-13

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