Educational intervention

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training: Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders (2013)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills (ES) interventions in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs aimed at Aboriginal learners.

The guide includes sections explaining how apprenticeship works and defining related terms; resources needed to establish a program; how to launch and market a program; evaluating the effectiveness of a program; and ensuring sustainability.

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2013-12-17

Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field (2013)

(in) Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada, Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc., 2013.

This document is one chapter in a book entitled “Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada.” Its purpose is to address four commonly held concerns about adult literacy and learning disabilities with a Canadian focus.

In the first section of the document, the authors describe the official definition of learning disabilities, adopted by the Canadian Association for Learning Disabilities in 2002.

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2013-11-22

First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiency (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 12, 2006

In this paper, the authors examine recent research findings to determine whether a lack of oral proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Canadian schools.

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2013-03-25

Abracadabra: A study in the development, implementation, and effectiveness of a web-based literacy resource (2009)

This report describes research designed to explore the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy system. The project involved more than 400 students in kindergarten to Grade 2 in classrooms in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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2012-02-21

Learning Disabilities: Dyscalculia and Dyslexia (2009)

Dyscalculia refers to a persistent difficulty in learning or understanding concepts related to numbers, counting, and arithmetic, while dyslexia refers to difficulty with respect to reading and writing. This brief document offers a description of the two learning disabilities and a discussion of strategies for dealing with them.

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2011-09-16

A Comparative Study of Small Group Classroom Literacy Instruction and Computer-Based Literacy Instruction on the Success of Adult Learners in GED Preparation (2008)

A Province Wide Intervention

In this study, approximately 100 adults enrolled in General Education Development (GED) preparatory programs in Prince Edward Island were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a classroom-based reading program; a computer-based reading program; or a comparison group that received a traditional GED preparation course.

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2011-02-24

Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap (2004)

"The Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap" project is unique in that it aims to develop strategies that would particularly have a positive impact on boys' literacy. This holds substantial merit in that the strategies and methodologies selected to address the literacy performance of boys would not disadvantage girls. These strategies included literature circles, male mentors, and providing boy-friendly reading materials.

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2006-05-10
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