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Stories of Progress on a Learning Journey (2011)

From Adult Learners in the Northwest Territories

This document brings together the stories of 56 Aboriginal adult learners from three Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs sponsored by the NWT Literacy Council. They were interviewed as part of a study the council carried out in 2007-08 to explore non-academic outcomes for Aboriginal adult learners.

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2011-04-05

Jobseeker's Journey to Employment in Niagara (2009)

The authors of this document, a guide to seeking a job in a changing economy, begin by providing information on Essential Skills; defining skills; and explaining how skills can be transferred from one situation to another.

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2011-03-01

Second Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Gathering (2006)

kéni- pimahatówang owéti izi nígán “Pathways to the Future”

This document outlines the proceedings of Gathering 2006, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network’s annual literacy conference. The gathering brought together elders, adult learners, youth, literacy practitioners, Aboriginal program developers, government officials and other stakeholders involved in Aboriginal literacy.

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2011-02-16

Study Circle Guide: Ontario Findings (2006)

2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This document is based on a presentation on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) given in Toronto in 2006. The authors have included the IALSS findings for Ontario along with a comparison of the Ontario results with those from other provinces and territories.

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2011-01-25

The Reader - 2010 (2010)

The Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving literacy levels in the community. It offers training for adults in language, mathematics, computers and life skills.

This document is a collection of writings by students of the Dartmouth Learning Network. Their work includes poetry, short fiction and personal anecdotes.

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2010-11-02

Struggles and Growth - Volume 2 (1992)

This is the second of three volumes of writings by newly literate adults who took part in Saskatchewan literacy programs between 1989 and 1991. This anthology includes stories, poems and personal vignettes on a wide range of subjects.

Editing of the writings has been kept to a minimum to maintain the authors’ individual voices.

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2010-10-22

Struggles and Growth - Volume 1 (1992)

This is the first of three volumes of writings by newly literate adults who took part in Saskatchewan literacy programs between 1989 and 1991. This anthology includes stories, poems and personal vignettes on a wide range of subjects.

Editing of the writings has been kept to a minimum to maintain the authors’ individual voices.

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2010-10-15

Mentoring and Essential Skills (2009)

This guide shows employers how to promote the development of employees’ essential skills through mentoring, the pairing of an experienced worker with one who would like to improve his skills.

The authors have included tips for getting the process started; guidelines for both mentors and students; suggestions for mentoring activities that improve essential skills; and a sample mentoring agreement form.

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2010-10-05

Journeys of the Spirit III: Student Activities (2010)

This student workbook is designed to accompany Journey of the Spirit III, an anthology of learners’ writings on healing, love, identity, culture and family.

The workbook includes questions designed to test the student’s comprehension of the material, as well as a self-assessment section to help students identify areas they need to work on.

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2010-09-24

Journeys of the Spirit III: Teacher's Guide (2010)

This is a guide for teachers using Journeys of the Spirit III, an anthology in which learners from across Canada share their fears, dreams and relationships. The anthology is divided into themes of learning, healing, love, identity and culture, and life and family.

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2010-09-24

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