Education

AWAL Guide (2006)

Handbook For Facilitators

The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.

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2006-08-04

Too Many Left Behind: Canada's Adult Education and Training System (2006)

This report documents the availability of formal learning opportunities for adults, and identifies the factors that influence participation of less-educated/less-skilled adults in these opportunities. In addition, it identifies gaps in our adult learning systems and recommends measures to fill these gaps.

This report examines the situation in five provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

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2006-08-04

Training the Rural Workforce: Essential Skills Applications for Rural Economic Development and Sustainability (2004)

In this paper, we address the issue of accessible essential skills training for the rural workforce. As such, we apply the Rural Lens (a strategic tool identified by the Canadian Rural Partnership) to essential skills practices in order to create a model for innovative essential skills applications that work within a rural framework.

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2006-07-28

Expo 06 - WWestnet's Essential Skills Expo (2006)

Conference Report and Resource Guide

WWestnet conceived and organized Expo 06 in an effort to engage businesses from across western Canada in an essential skills event that would focus on best practices in the development, delivery and assessment of integrated workplace based training initiatives. Expo 06 showcased workplace projects and programs that integrate essential skills development into training and daily work.

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2006-07-26

Adult Education for Abundance and Liberty for All (2006)

Celebrating 40 Years of the Adult Education and Literacy System of the United States

The author discusses 40 years of Adult Education in the United States. This year, they celebrate 40 years of Adult Literacy and Literacy System that was created by the Adult Education Act of 1966, and which continues today as Title 2: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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2006-07-25

Books in the Home - Overview (2006)

Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children.

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2006-07-25

Phase 2 of the Manukau Family Literacy Programmes (2003)

Interim (Second) Formative and Process Evaluation Report

This second evaluation report covers the first six months of 2003, when the first two pilot sites of the Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP) started operations; this report supplements the first evaluation report (Benseman, 2002) that covered the planning of the MFLP project and a review of family literacy research literature.

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2006-06-27

Theoretically You Can't Teach Adults to Read and Write: But Just Keep On Doing It (2006)

The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?

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2006-06-15

The Sky's the Limit (2006)

A Human Resource User Guide Targeting a Specific Client Group

This Human Resource User Guide focuses entirely on a target client group that have specific barriers to entering/re-entering the local labour market (i.e. minimal education, limited work experience, low self-esteem/confidence, social barriers, etc).

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2006-06-15

Productivity, Employment, and Essential Skills (2000)

Conference Final Report

These are notes from the fourth WWestnet conference. Its goal was to have participants pause to ‘take stock' of the progress made during the last ten years; then to look forward to the challenges facing the Canadian workforce in the new century. The conference evaluations indicate that most people thought the conference was worthwhile, with high ratings for organization and overall success.

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2006-06-14

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