General Education Development (GED)

Loewen (2005)

Case Study

Loewen, Canada’s largest producer of premium wood windows and doors, has established a foundation skills program to help its employees, and to help the company grow.

Loewen’s manufacturing facility in Steinbach, Manitoba, employees about 1,700 people, many of them are immigrants whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-08

Training Matters – Special edition (2011)

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning. It publishes a report, entitled Training Matters, that profiles leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative training programs to promote workplace literacy and essential skills.

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2013-10-23

Replacing the GED: A Concept note (2011)

The General Education Development (GED) test has been widely used in Canada over the past 25 years as a means of conferring a qualification deemed to be equivalent to a high school diploma. The author of this paper makes the case for a system called PRIME as an attractive alternative to the GED.

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2013-09-03

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

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2013-07-11

Let's get Cooking! [Video - 1:08] (2011)

The subject of this brief video is a middle-aged man who, after working for 18 years changing truck tires, returned to school to earn his General Education Development (GED) diploma and then entered an apprenticeship program to become a cook. He now works as a cook at a large hotel.

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2012-12-03

Gary Porter, Adult Learner [Video - 3:00] (2009)

On February 28, 2011, Laubach Literacy Ontario held its second annual Literacy Awareness Day at Queen’s Park, home of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Toronto.

This video, recorded that day, features an adult learner describing how he decided at the age of 40 to improve his literacy skills. Although he was successful in his job with the family business and owned a house, there was something missing from his life.

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2012-11-14

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 20 (2010)

Placement and Optional Course Ideas

The New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. It builds on existing workplace Essential Skills material to develop a curriculum that meets the specific needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners.

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2012-01-17

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

A Clear View of Safety at Loewen Windows (2010)

Loewen Windows, based in the Manitoba town of Steinbach, employs almost 1,700 people and is one of Canada’s largest producers of wooden windows and doors.

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2010-08-03

Fall From The National Literacy Summit of 2000 Continues Seven Years Later (2007)

This article discusses the author's difficulty in finding reports and additional commitments regarding the September 2000 National Literacy Summit steering committee's Action Agenda for Literacy in a report entitled "From the Margins to the Mainstream".

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2007-08-13

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