Linguistics

Touchdown! (1995)

Curtis Krupnik writes about meeting Damon Allen, quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos.

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2006-05-23

Rings, Watches & Me: My Day In A Jewellery Store (1994)

Sherrill Jeffery, adult learner and author, writes about her day in a jewelry store. She attends classes at the Prospect Literacy Association.

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2006-05-23

Making Mousse at the Mac (1995)

Cindy Gent, adult learner and author, writes about making chocolate mousse at Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta.

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2006-05-23

The Drawing Lesson (1995)

Lyle Atkinson, adult learner and author, writes about meeting artist Robert Bateman. Lyle is a student at Prospects Literacy Association.

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2006-05-23

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books (2006)

Pre-School to Adult

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. That task, however, is not particularly easy. An extensive array of material is available nowadays, but should it all be included in such a list?

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2006-05-19

Student Assessment in Adult Basic Education: A Canadian Snapshot (2006)

The purpose of this document is to report on the findings from a national survey on student assessment in adult basic education. This report is one of several outcomes from a national project entitled Assessment Practices in Adult Basic Education. This project will also produce an edited book on assessment practices and three videos.

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2006-05-17

Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap (2004)

"The Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap" project is unique in that it aims to develop strategies that would particularly have a positive impact on boys' literacy. This holds substantial merit in that the strategies and methodologies selected to address the literacy performance of boys would not disadvantage girls. These strategies included literature circles, male mentors, and providing boy-friendly reading materials.

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2006-05-10

Building Aboriginal Literacy (2006)

Share Your Language, Share Your Culture

The Northwest Territories has eleven official languages -- nine of these are Aboriginal. To maintain and revitalize these languages, it's important for children to learn their language. This booklet will help families support language development within the family. The activities are simple and can be part of everyday living.

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2006-05-10

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Incarceration to Inclusion (2002)

Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education

In the winter of 1999, Jane Boulton, the Program Manager of Smithers Literacy Services had a burning question, "Why don't inmates access my program on return to the community? I know they are out there and have a need for literacy services, but where are they?" In conversations with other literacy practitioners in the region, Jane found she was not alone in this conundrum.

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