Early learning

Taking Stock of Lifelong Learning in Canada 2005-2010: Progress or Complacency? (2010)

Background Report

This report brings together information presented in Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) publications over the five-year period ending in 2010.

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2010-11-16

How-to-Kit: Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers suggestions for combining literacy and active living. Some of the ideas include a community scavenger hunt, charades and an obstacle course. The authors have also included a number of songs with suggestions for acting them out.

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2010-09-28

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Summary Report 2009 (2009)

This document offers a brief summary of the National Strategy for Early Literacy, developed by the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

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2010-08-10

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Report and Recommendations (2009)

The National Strategy for Early Literacy is a pan-Canadian effort to develop an action plan for improving the literacy skills of young Canadians.

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2010-08-06

State of Learning in Canada: No Time for Complacency (2007)

The authors of this report say that while Canadians have made great strides toward building a culture of lifelong learning, there is no room for complacency.

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2010-07-06

State of Learning in Canada: A Year in Review (2010)

2009-2010

This document aims to provide the most current information on the Canadian learning landscape, to paint a picture of how Canadians are faring as lifelong learners. The document also includes highlights from the report on the State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada: A Holistic Approach to Measuring Success (2009), which was the first application of a comprehensive approach to measuring Aboriginal Learning in Canada.

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2010-04-30

How To Kit - Storysacks (2009)

A Guide to making a storysack

This guide explains how storysacks can be used to get children excited about reading. A storysack includes books, an audiotape of the story, props and suggestions for activities based on the books.

The guide explains how to use a storysack in a variety of settings; offers guidelines for choosing appropriate books; suggests possible activities to go with the books; and provides ideas for props.

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2010-04-20

2008 Survey of Canadian Attitudes toward Learning: Results for learning throughout the lifespan (2009)

This annual survey provides a look at Canadians’ opinions, beliefs and experiences with learning across the lifespan. The 2008 edition covers four learning domains: early childhood learning; structured learning at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels; work-related adult learning; and health-related learning.

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2010-02-10

Beginnings and Beyond: The Caregiver and Kindergarten Readiness (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet offers caregivers and parents ideas for helping children develop the skills they will need when they start school.

The authors focus on play-based, hands-on activities, not formal education. The activities focus on numbers and math readiness; reading readiness; listening and sequencing; social skills; position and direction; motor skills; time; and learning about size, colours and shapes.

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2009-12-02

Making the Links: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development in the Inuit Language - Workshop Proceedings (2009)

This document summarizes the proceedings of a workshop held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in February 2009 to discuss Inuit language acquisition and literacy development. The workshop, organized by the Nunavut Literacy Council (NLC), brought together researchers, policy-makers and community groups representing Inuit language issues from Nunavut, the Northwest Territories (NWT), Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Labrador.

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2009-11-09

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