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It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 2: Supporting Self-Advocacy Passport (2013)

This workbook is part of a program designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn how to advocate for themselves, and to help their allies learn how to support their self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-28

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport (2012)

A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities

This workbook is part of a video-based training program developed to help youths and adults with developmental disabilities, and the people who support them, learn more about self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-21

A brief history of Huntingdon (2006)

Huntingdon is a small town located about 75 kilometres southwest of Montreal, in Quebec. It is the home of the Huntingdon Learning Centre, a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics.

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2013-04-08

Beyond the Book: Learning from our History (2009)

Prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, this document takes a historical look at literacy from the 19th century through to present-day programming in that province.

It includes sections about federal involvement in literacy; the history of French language education rights in Ontario; deaf literacy; and the connection between literacy and social justice.

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2012-08-22

Frontier College Letters (1999)

One Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Nation Building

This document was published in 1999 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Frontier College, a Canada-wide organization that teaches literacy skills and nurtures lifelong learning through a range of programs in a variety of settings.

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2011-08-16

State of Inuit Learning in Canada (2005)

This document was written to provide a perspective on the Inuit context for the Canadian Council on Learning’s (CCL’s) Knowledge Centres, with particular focus on the Aboriginal Learning Centre.

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2011-03-01

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 1989-2009 (2009)

An anniversary booklet

The National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. This anniversary booklet, which features highlights of its 20-year history, was produced by NALD staff as a commemorative keepsake as the year came to a close.

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2009-12-02

Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies (2006)

This document offers a guide, chronologically arranged, to theories about readability.

The author begins in 1893 with the work of L.A. Sherman on the analytics of literature and continues up to 1948 with the Dale-Chall readability formula and Rudolph Flesch’s work on reading ease.

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2009-10-23

Frontier College - Annual Report 2009 (2009)

Celebrating the past - Creating the future

In 2009, Frontier College marked its 110th birthday. This report includes a historic perspective on the organization’s changing roles, from the labourer-teachers in frontier camps in its early decades, through a diversification of literacy outreach activities, to the emphasis on lifelong learning and the efforts to meet new challenges in a new century.

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2009-10-20

Smart Language: Readers, Readability, and the Grading of Text (2007)

The author uses the term “smart language” to describe language that fits the reading skills of the reader.

The author offers an introduction to adult literacy surveys, research on readability, and readability formulas. He outlines the shift from classic readability studies like text levelling and vocabulary-frequency lists towards new readability measures like the cloze test and reading efficiency.

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2009-10-16

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