Learning support

Assisting Adults with Learning Disabilities (2013)

This booklet offers a variety of strategies for practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

The authors begin with a series of studying tips for visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. They encourage instructors to assess individuals' learning styles and teach to the stronger style.

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2014-04-14

A provincial perspective on differentiated instruction: The Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 4, 2010

High-diversity classrooms have become one of the defining features of Alberta’s schools as the province welcomes increasing numbers of children from other countries, traditions, languages and cultures. As well, students show a great deal of variance in cognitive, affective, physical, and communicative development.

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2014-01-15

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

Pre-Trades Training for Northern Women (2008)

An Inventory of Existing Pre-Trades Training Programs for Women in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory

Within the next decade, a large number of new tradespeople will be required to fill jobs in the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors in Canada’s three territories. Unless northern women are prepared to enter trades occupations in large numbers, those positions will probably be filled by workers from outside the territories and, possibly, from outside of Canada.

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2013-11-08

Learning Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors examine the impact of learning disabilities, which affect more than 10 percent of Canadians.

Learning disabilities affect an individual’s ability to acquire, process, and interpret information, but they do not reflect a lack of intelligence. With the right learning strategies and supports, the challenges of learning disabilities can be overcome.

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2013-01-07

Final Recommendations of the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force (2012)

CLLN Responds

In November 2011, the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation at the University of Toronto released a report calling for a revamped Employment Insurance (EI) system for Canada, with common eligibility standards and identical benefits. In this document, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) responds to the recommendations contained in the Mowat Report.

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2012-05-28

Compendium of Adaptive Technologies (2011)

A resource guide for adult educators

This resource guide is designed to help adult educators discover and sort through the adaptive technology that is available to help people who have learning disabilities or other challenges that affect their learning.

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2011-09-07

Assistive Technology Information: Guide for Literacy Practitioners (2010)

Assistive technology can be any technological tool or strategy that helps people work around their physical or learning disabilities.

The authors of this guide note that there are many technological tools available to help people cope with disabilities but the technology can only help if the tool matches the person’s needs. Therefore, it is essential that the person’s challenges be accurately assessed or diagnosed.

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2011-04-29

Marginalized Women and Apprenticeship Training: Investigating a High-support Model (2009)

This study investigates the effectiveness of Residential Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Training (RHVACT) for Women at Toronto’s George Brown College, a pre-apprenticeship pilot project funded by the Government of Ontario’s Women’s Directorate, in helping to ease the barriers to employment in skilled trades for women trying to leave violent domestic situations.

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2011-03-18

2003 Summer Literacy Institute: Bridging Cultures, Strengthening Communities (2003)

Since the mid-1990s, Literacy BC has hosted a number of summer institutes on a variety of literacy-related topics. This report documents the process, activities and results of the 2003 institute, which focused on effective teaching strategies, training and support for literacy/adult basic education practitioners who are working with First Nations learners.

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2010-11-12

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