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How are practitioners collecting evidence of student growth? What role does assessment play in teaching and learning in adult literacy? (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect stories and information about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy.

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2014-01-06

Effective Journeyperson Apprentice Mentoring On-the-Job: Tips, Strategies, and Resources (2013)

This report highlights six workplace practices that support journeyperson trainers and, ultimately, enhance apprentice training experiences. It is based on more than 80 interviews with employers, journeypersons, apprentices and trainers, with additional input from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s working group.

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2013-12-09

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion (2013)

On the surface, it seems that everyone feels welcome at their community library, says the author of this paper. But many people are intimidated by libraries and, for a variety of reasons, feel they are not welcome.

The author looks at a number of programs designed to encourage libraries to draw in socially marginalized groups, which may include the poor, the elderly, Aboriginal people, the unemployed, and immigrants.

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2013-11-12

Tips for returning to work after maternity leave [Video - 3:26] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of money-related or career matters. In this case, the issue is easing the transition back to the workplace once maternity leave is over.

The video includes both advice from a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum mental health and tips from real-life mothers.

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2013-10-03

Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy (1991)

In 1990, to mark International Literacy Year, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada invited voluntary organizations to look at the literacy needs of the people who use their services.

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2013-08-12

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2006 – Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement (2007)

Established in 2001, Tamarack is a national charitable institute that works closely with local organizations to help Canadian communities develop collaborative solutions to challenges they face. Tamarack has developed a website on community engagement and collaboration, with the site acting as a catalyst for disseminating the knowledge needed to develop and maintain safe, healthy, and progressive communities.

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2013-07-17

The SCALES Tool Kit – 23 Case Studies (2012)

The SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project was a three-year initiative undertaken by CONNECT Strategic Alliances, representing Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges.

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2013-07-16

OALCF Resource List (2012)

This is a list of resources for use with the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), a competency-based framework that supports the development of programming delivered through Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies. It grew out of an online resource fair hosted by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) in February 2012.

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2013-07-04

A discussion paper prepared at the request of the Canadian Council on Learning and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Thinking About Knowledge Mobilization (2008)

This document is a revised version of a discussion paper prepared for a seminar in May 2008, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHRC).

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2013-06-26

Literacy Service Plan - Georgian Triangle 2011-2012 (2011)

Prepared by the Quill Learning Network, this document summarizes the 2011-2012 literacy service plan for the Georgian Triangle region of Ontario.

The authors provide a snapshot of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) activity in the region, including a discussion of how programming might be affected by anticipated budget cuts and by the closure of several businesses in the area.

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2013-06-25

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